Building custom installation media
Darrell Esau wrote:
> My company sells hardware appliances with our software pre-loaded. Doing
> so requires that we ship an ISO installation media to the hardware
> manufacturer who installs it onto the boxes, then ships them out.
> We're currently using a solution that will no longer work for us going
> forward, and we would like to switch to a CentOS based OS with some of our
> software installed on top, with various configuration changes.
> I've looked at Kickstart, and it looks pretty good -- probably will work
> Is there another method I should consider?
Nope - use that.
> If not -- using Kickstart, how do I add some custom software? Should I
> create RPMs and add them to the CentOS installation tree? I want
> everything to be on the media, not downloaded from a yum repository.
Make an rpm of your software, and you can just stuff it into the tree;
maybe make an addons directory, and put it in there.
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