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Re: [opensuse] autoyast ... can the xml file be used with just a simple dvd install?
  • From: Stanislav Visnovsky <visnov@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 16:01:54 +0100
  • Message-id: <200702051601.54234.visnov@xxxxxxx>
Dňa Po 5. Február 2007 15:52 Peter Van Lone napísal:
> On 2/5/07, Stanislav Visnovsky <visnov@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > http://www.suse.de/~ug/
> >
> > You can specify a kernel boot parameter at start up, autoyast=<URL>
> >
> > Or grab YaST CD creator, that is capable to put the profile on a CD,
> > including a boot menu entry:
> > http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/10.2/repo/oss/suse/noarch/yast2
> >-cd-creator-2.14.0-20.noarch.rpm
>
> I have not been able to look at this since last week ... but I did
> read through the manual, and it seemed as though perhaps the boot
> parameter option would work, but I thought it said that the
> autoyast=url was to specify the "control file", which I think is
> different from the autoyast.xml that is created at install time?

Yes, control file is the XML file generated by AutoYaST or by the cloning at
the end of the installation.

>
> Are you saying that I can put the autoyast.xml on a floppy, then boot
> the system from the dvd, and in the boot parameters put autoyast=(url
> to floppydrive/filename) and it will work?

Yes.

>
> If so, THANK YOU! and ... why can't it ever just say that, in the
> documentation? Gees!

Looks like the documentation needs some cleanup.

Stano
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