We are currently developing a SLES 11 setup which is run on vmware. We do not install the systems by installserver but just deploy vmware templates (clones ) on the vm's. These clones have all needed rpm's and products installed, but do not have any configuration.
So in the boot process of the clone , we call a scripts which collects a prepared autoyast profile from an webserver and runs the profile using the ayast_setup procedure. So far so good , it al works and the whole system and all components are configured properly.
But to make all the configuration stuff work , we have added a bunch of scripts to the autoyast profile which needs to run at the end of the ayast_setup procedure. This also works fine.
The problem we have is that the script processing might take a great deal of time, during that period the status bar of ayast_setup is at 100 % all of the time. There is no status at all shown on which script is run at the moment or what is happening.
I know I could turn on the option which shows the stdin and stdout , but this also asks for user confirmation to continue.
So my question is :
Is there a way with SLES11 autoyast profiles to produces pop-ups or something similar , without any required user input ? ( we don't want any user input , the process should be fully unattendend ) We have about 20 scripts running from autoyast right now , the total time they take to complete is now 30 minutes, that's the reason why we would like to show somehow that there is something actually runnning.
Any help is appreciated.