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Setting Up Standalone System Via Kickstart -- OEL 8
With the whole RHEL/CentOS 8 debacle happening, I have been tasked with investigating OEL 8 to see how it suits our needs heading into the future.
With RHEL/CentOS 6 and 7, we had a "self-contained" kickstart CD/USB key. We needed this for standalone systems and it works great. You make your choice between the selections (single disk, single disk with LUKS, RAID setup, RAID setup with LUKS), and the installation is automated and proceeds from there.
However... with verison 8.x on OEL, no such luck. While the .iso builds with our amendments to isolinux.cfg, grub.cfg., and our kickstart files, the system itself doesn't initialize and build. Instead, after launching, it hangs during the initialization process, always going through a loop where it's looking for Network Manager to establish a connection.
Thing is, these are systems in a standalone environment. They're just not going to have a network connection available to them at build time (or ever).
Is there something I need to put in our kickstart file to eliminate or bypass the network manager trying to find a non-existant DHCP connection? Otherise I get the dreaded dracut timeout error.
Any help or guidance on this is appreciated.