Hello! My employer is looking to move to SLES 11 SP1 for hosting one of our products. In addition to default packages that are included with the SLES 11 SP1 Installation DVD, they want to include several 3rd Party RPMs and package all of this on one DVD to send to our clients. From reading Uwe Gansert's Blog, I followed the instructions that he listed (FAQ 2.4) for setting up a YaST Repository that can be included on the DVD. After doing this, I created the add_on_products.xml per Uwe's blog (The one entitled "SLES 11 and add-ons"). After doing this, I was able to build an ISO that contained all of the original SLES 11 SP1 files and the additional 3rd Party RPMs.
When we perform an onsite installation, we use a predefined autoinstall.xml file that is located on a USB Drive. Unfortunately, when I tried doing this the installation screen printed a message that said "Unable to add product cd:////updates?devices=/dev/sr0". When I saw this, my first thought was that perhaps I had the format of the add_on_products.xml file incorrect. Here is a copy of my add_on_products.xml file:
Like I had mentioned above, I need to include the add-on repository so that it is located on the installation DVD. The updates directory-which contains the 3rd Party RPM Packages-is located at the root level of the DVD. Per Uwe's suggestion in a comment on his blog, I used "relurl://" so that AutoYaST knew to look on the installation source for the add-on repository.
Also, since this is probably relevant as well. We use an autoinstall.xml file to perform an automatic installation of the OS. We do this by choosing the Installation option when the system boots up and specifying "autoyast=usb:///autoinstall.xml" as the command line option.
In order to keep this email from being too long, I will not include any snippets from the /var/log/YaST2/y2log right now. If this would be useful, please let me know which parts I can provide to help with this issue. I would appreciate any help that anyone might be able to offer in helping to resolve this issue that I am seeing.
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