In Satellite 5.4 or later, cobbler is producing PXE files containing ks= and hence the kickstart cannot be downloaded

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  • After updating RHN Satellite one was unable to produce correct PXE files for systems.
  • The problem is that systems generated with cobbler is given a wrong "ks=" parameter.

  • Example:

[root@sat54 ~]# cat /tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/11-22-33-44-aa-bb-cc  
default linux  
prompt 0  
timeout 1  
label linux  
        kernel /images/ks-rhel-x86_64-server-5-u6/vmlinuz  
        ipappend 2  
        append initrd=/images/ks-rhel-x86_64-server-5-u6/initrd.img ksdevice=bootif lang=  kssendmac text  ks=
  • The IP generated for the KS file is, however DNS is working fine and the RHN Satellite server hostname can be resolved to its correct IP address (ie, not


  • Red Hat Network Satellite 5.4 or later

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