Good advice. I will go back and master the foundation first. Thanks. On Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 4:59:13 AM UTC-7, Alvaro Miranda Aguilera wrote: > > Hello, > > I will suggest slow down a bit. > > You should automate something that you know it words and ideally you have > done it properly. > > We know packer works so is not a packer issues, is "how I do xxx with > packer", but the issue in reality is "how do i xxx" > > My suggestion will be do this first without packer, and then give a shot > to packer, you will learn about the process and you will able to move > faster. > > > 1. Manual install > > Create a new VM on vmware, put the iso on it, do a instalattion, end with > a VM you can login with user and password you want. > > 2. First try with kickstart > Take /root/anaconda-ks.cfg file as example for an installer, review > commented section around disk partition, replace password with a > non-scripted one, comment out the current one. > If there is a line that say shutdown in the ks, replace it with reboot. > > put this kickstart in some webserver in your network > > Create a new VM > map the iso > edit the boot like to add at the end > ks=http://<someserver>/<somepath>/ks.cfg > > wait to see if your vm install 100% un-attended, and its waiting for lognin > login with user/pass > shutdown the VM > > 3. First packer VM > use this kickstart as IS, no extra changes in packer, get a basic VM that > does nothing other than install. > > When you have a working paker installation move 1 change at the time. > > Alvaro. > >
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