How to write a %pre or %post script in Kickstart profile to have interactive prompts for the inputs from the users?

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  • The %pre and %post script in the RHN Satellite does not prompt anaconda installer for inputs.
  • Prompts are not echoed to stdout but input is accepted from stdin
  • Requirement is to get the data from user in %pre and %post scripts so that the system will get configured according to the same. For example: hostname
  • It's expected that all log messages are still output into the log file.


  • Red Hat Network Satellite
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Kickstart Installation with manual %pre and %post scripts to prompt inputs from an administrator.

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