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Linuxrc Info File: install.inf

Linuxrc is a small program that runs before the actual installation program YaST is started, nevertheless it offers many different options that can change the installation behavior (e.g., Network setup, Driver Update, SSH and VNC Installation and many others). Once these settings are adjusted, they are written into a installation info-file: /etc/install.inf. This file can be found both in installation system and later also its copy on a running system.

This documentation may be outdated. The latest one will be available at Linuxrc repository.

Example of install.inf File

The file syntax is simple. Entries are newline-separated, each one contains variable name, colon, space and value.

Manual: 0
Locale: es_ES
Sourcemounted: 1
RepoURL: cd:/?device=disk/by-id/ata-QEMU_DVD-ROM_QM00001
ZyppRepoURL: cd:/?devices=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-QEMU_DVD-ROM_QM00001
Device: disk/by-id/ata-QEMU_DVD-ROM_QM00001
InitrdModules: floppy libata libahci ahci ata_piix ata_generic cdrom sr_mod sd_mod st sg thermal iscsi_boot_sysfs
Options: thermal tzp=50
Keyboard: 1
UpdateDir: /linux/suse/x86_64-sles12
YaST2update: 0
Textmode: 0
Screenmode: white-black
MemFree: 957316
InitrdID: 2016-06-14.20220528
WithiSCSI: 0
WithFCoE: 0
StartShell: 0
Y2GDB: 0
kexec_reboot: 1
EFI: 0
Insecure: 0
SelfUpdate: 1
Cmdline: splash=silent


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Supported Parameters

Parameter Type Description
Manual 0 or 1

Defines whether installation uses manual mode, e.g., asks for confirmation when probing hardware or loading modules.

Example

Manual: 0
Locale String

Locale (language) selected when booting to the inst-sys.

Example:

Locale: en_US
Keytable String

Console keyboard mapping if Linuxrc did change it.

Example:

 Keytable: de-latin1-nodeadkeys
Sourcemounted 0 or 1

Indicates whether the installation repository is mounted or not. For example, it will be 0 when using a remote URL through 'install' Linuxrc option.

Example:

 Sourcemounted: 1
RepoURL String

Obsolete (see ZyppRepoURL instead). URL of installation repository.

Example:

RepoURL: http://install.example.org/install/openSUSE-11.1?device=eth0
ZyppRepoURL String

Installation repository location in URI form for libzypp.

Example:

 ZyppRepoURL: cd:/?devices=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-QEMU_DVD-ROM_QM00001
ssl_verify yes or no

Indicates whether SSL certificates should be verified or not (ssl.certs=0 in Linuxrc). If missing, it's considered to be 'yes'.

Example:

 ssl_verify: yes
Device String

Obsolete (see ZyppRepoURL instead). Repository device/partition for a local install without the leading '/dev/'.

Example:

Device: disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD10EARS-00Y4B2_WD-WCAV587297-part2
ProxyURL String

Proxy URL if set

Hostname String
regurl String

URL for registration server.

Example:

 regurl: https://smt.example.net
regcert String

Certificates for registration server.

supporturl String

URL for uploading 'supportconfig' data.

InitrdModules String

Modules loaded by initrd.

Example:

InitrdModules: hwmon thermal_sys processor thermal dock scsi_mod libata
Options String

Parameters used to load each module in InitrdModules

Example:

Options: loop max_loop=64
LogHost String

Hostname to redirect syslog to. Also YaST will log both to y2log and to the remote syslog

Keyboard 0 or 1

Is keyboard available?

Example:

Keyboard: 1
UpdateDir String

Base directory to look for driver updates

Example:

UpdateDir: /linux/suse/x86_64-11.1
YaST2update 0 or 1

A driver update has been used

Example:

YaST2update: 0
Textmode 0 or 1

Should installation run in text-mode?

Example:

Textmode: 0
MemFree Integer

Available memory in kBytes.

Example:

MemFree: 3947228
VNC 0 or 1

Installation over VNC?

Example:

VNC: 0
VNCPassword String

VNC password

Example:

 VNC: secret
Display_IP String

IP or DISPLAY variable to use for X11 connections.

Example:

 Display_IP: 10.0.0.1:2
UseSSH 0 or 1

Access to YaST via SSH

Example:

UseSSH: 0
SSHD 0 or 1

Start a SSH server. Up to SLE12/openSUSE 13.2 there was only 'UseSSH' (implicitly starting sshd). Now both have been logically separated and you can get a SSH server running without forcing YaST into SSH mode (useful for debugging).

Example:

 SSHD: 1
NoShell 0 or 1

No shell was started. By default, Linuxrc starts /bin/bash at /dev/tty2, /dev/tty9 and if memory requirements permit also at /dev/tty5 and /dev/tty6.

Example:

 NoShell: 1
InitrdID String

Initrd ID used to check the Linuxrc and Initrd compatibility.

Example:

InitrdID: 2008-12-02.95014f3c
InstsysID String

Linuxrc compares instsys and initrd IDs and only proceeds if both are identical. It's set through InstsysID boot option.

WithiSCSI 0 or 1

iSCSI configuration dialogs enabled?

Example:

WithiSCSI: 0
WithFCoE 0 or 1

WithFCoE configuration dialogs enabled?

Example:

WithFCoE: 0
StartShell 0 or 1

Defines whether a shell is started before running YaST for debugging purposes.

Example:

StartShell: 0


Y2GDB 0 or 1

Should installation run in gdb (debugger)?

Example:

Y2GDB: 0
kexec_reboot 0 or 1

Defines whether Linuxrc should use kexec or reboot to get into the just installed system (second stage installation).

Example:

kexec_reboot: 1
EFI 0 or 1

Configure as an EFI system

Example:

EFI: 0
Upgrade 0 or 1

YaST will perform an upgrade instead of a regular installation

Example:

 Upgrade: 1o
Braille String

Braille device type

Example:

 Braille: ht30
Brailledevice String

Device connected to the Braille hardware

Cmdline 0 or 1

Kernel command-line parameters. Any boot option Linuxrc does not handle and that should be kept for the target system boot configuration.

Example:

Cmdline: splash=silent vga=0x314
SelfUpdate String or 0 or 1

URL for YaST to search for updates; 1: self-update feature is enabled; 0: self-update feature is disabled.

Insecure 0 or 1

Is secure mode enabled?

Example:

 Insecure: 1
Screenmode String

Alternative style (colors and fonts) to use. Currently 'default', 'white-black' and 'cyan-black' are supported.