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Chapter 56. Installation and Booting

Certain RPM packages are not available on binary DVDs

The virt-p2v RPM, syslinux-tftpboot, LibreOffice, and KDE language packages are not available on Red Hat Enterprise Linux binary DVDs due to the limited size of a single-layered DVD. The packages are still consumable by Red Hat Subscription Management and Red Hat Network by enabling the relevant updates after Anaconda installation. The packages can also be downloaded from
In addition, the syslinux-tftpboot package has been moved from the Optional channel to the Base channel (Server variant) and it is now also available for the IBM POWER, little endian architecture. (BZ#1611665, BZ#1592748, BZ#1616396)

The content location detection code is not working on Red Hat Virtualization Hosts

Red Hat Virtualization Hosts cannot select the hardening profile from locally-installed content. To work around this problem, use the oscap-anaconda-addon package to fetch the Red Hat Enterprise Linux datastream file from a URL.
1. Upload the ssg-rhel7-ds.xml datastream file from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 scap-security-guide package to your network so it can be discovered by Anaconda.
To do so:
a) Use Python to set up a web server in a directory that contains the ssg-rhel7-ds.xml datastream file and listens on port 8000. Example: python2 -m SimpleHTTPServer, or python3 -m http.server.
b) Upload the ssg-rhel7-ds.xml datastream file to a HTTPS or FTP Server.
2. In the Security Policy window of Anaconda’s Graphical User Interface, click Change Content and enter the URL that points to the ssg-rhel7-ds.xml datastream file, for example: http://gateway:8000/ssg-rhel7-ds.xml or ftp://my-ftp-server/ssg-rhel7-ds.xml.
The ssg-rhel7-ds.xml datastream file is now available and Red Hat Virtualization Hosts can select the hardening profile. (BZ#1636847)

Composer can not create live ISO system images

Because of a dependency resolution issue, tools for building live ISO images are not recognized by Composer at run time. As a consequence, Composer fails to build live ISO images and users can not create this type of system image.
Composer is available as a Technology Preview. (BZ#1642156)

NVDIMM commands are not added to kickstart script file anaconda-ks.cfg after installation

The installer creates a kickstart script equivalent to the configuration used for installation of the system. This script is stored in the file /root/anaconda-ks.cfg. However, when the interactive graphical user interface is used for installation, the recently added nvdimm commands used for configuring Non-Volatile Dual In-line Memory (NVDIMM) devices are not added to this file. To create a kickstart script for reproduction of the installation, users must note the settings for NVDIMM devices and add the missing commands to the file manually. (BZ#1620109)