Kickstart RHEL 5 System Fails at rhnreg_ks

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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.

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

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