osinfo-install-script man page

osinfo-install-script ā€” generate a script for automated installation


osinfo-install-script [Options...] MEDIA-FILE|OS-ID


Generate a script suitable for performing an automated installation of "MEDIA_FILE" or "OS-ID". "MEDIA_FILE" should be a path to an installer or live media (typically an ISO file). "OS-ID" should be a URI identifying the operating system, or its short ID.

By default a script will be generated for a "JEOS" style install.



Choose the installation script profile. Defaults to "jeos", but can also be "desktop", or a site specific profile name


Set the installation source to be used with the installation script. Defaults to "media", but can also be "network".


Set the configuration parameter "key" to "value".

Configuration Keys

The following configuration keys are available


The hardware architecture


The local timezone


The local keyboard layout


The local language


The administrator password


The user password


The user login name


The user real name


Whether to automatically login the user


Whether to give the user administrative privileges


The software registration key


The software registration user login


The software registration user password

Example Usage

The following usage generates a Fedora 16 kickstart script

  # osinfo-install-script \
         --profile jeos \
         --config l10n-timezone=GMT \
         --config l10n-keyboard=uk \
         --config l10n-language=en_GB \
         --config admin-password=123456 \
         --config user-login=berrange \
         --config user-password=123456 \
         --config user-realname="Daniel P Berrange" \

Exit Status

The exit status will be 0 if an install script is generated, or 1 on error


Daniel P. Berrange <berrange@redhat.com>


"osinfo-install-script" is distributed under the termsof the GNU LGPL v2 license. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE


2019-04-11 libosinfo-1.5.0 Virtualization Support