Kickstart RHEL 5 System Fails at rhnreg_ks

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

When kickstarting new RHEL systems using satellite, system fails as soon as the rhnreg_ks portion of the kickstart runs.  Multiple symptoms of failure occur:

  • Many RPM commands fail with PANIC.
  • NTP updates fail.
  • System date jumped to 2038.

rhnreg_ks called from kickstart configuration.

rhnreg_ks 
--serverUrl=https://172.17.87.81/XMLRPC 
--sslCACert=/usr/share/rhn/RHN-ORG-TRUSTED-SSL-CERT 
--activationkey=1-4ff7ede6f2eb95d3580651d06743ab84,1-bloomberg-rhel5.5 
--profilename=$_myname
# end Red Hat management server registration

# end cobbler snippet

rhn_check

Environment

  • Satellite 5.3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL 5)
  • rhn-client-tools-0.4.20-33.el5.noarch

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