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=== ksflatten ===
::updated 06/28/2016
bash: ksflatten: command not found...
Install package 'pykickstart' to provide command 'ksflatten'? [N/y] y
*Jun 28, 2016 at 12:28:27PM -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
*Jun 28, 2016 at 12:28:27PM -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:

Revision as of 18:29, 28 June 2016

for older method (namely for Fedora 23) using livecd-tools (livecd-creator) visit
If you simply want to burn a pre-made ISO to a disc, visit to download a LiveCD or LiveDVD, then see the install guide or burning how-to for further instructions.


  • Older posts
  • Examples in f24 root terminal:

Install files

  • livemedia-creator and ksflatten are part of lorax
# dnf install lorax virt-install libvirt-daemon-config-network pykickstart

Last metadata expiration check: 2:48:39 ago on Sun Jun 19 14:06:08 2016.
Package lorax-23.21-1.fc23.x86_64 is already installed, skipping.
Package libvirt-daemon-config-network- is already installed, skipping.


Downloading Packages:
virt-install-1.3.2-2.fc23.noarch.rpm                                                                                                              219 kB/s |  92 kB     00:00    


  virt-install.noarch 1.3.2-2.fc23                                                                                                                                                
  • Must be done first:
You must be in the same fedora version (f24) first. This is so that packages can be installed to livecd without SELinux errors and is relabeled at boot time.
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  • Jun 28, 2016 at 12:28:27PM -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
"In --no-virt mode it's calling anaconda
directly so kickstart processing of the %include may work, depending on
the location of the files. But if you're using it in virt mode only the
top level ks gets passed into the vm so ksflatten is required in that
  • Link:
alternately: git clone the repo and not get each piece manually
Kickstarts need to flattened before use:
hit raw tab and save-page-as to a local directory (/home/(user)/Downloads/pagure/)
  • switch root terminal to the local directory with the kickstart files (/home/(user)/Downloads/pagure/)
ksflatten -v, --config fedora-live-soas.ks -o flat-fedora-live-soas.ks --version F24
livemedia-creator --ks /home/(user)/Downloads/pagure/flat-fedora-live-soas.ks  --logfile /tmp/lmc-logs/livemedia-out.log --no-virt --resultdir /tmp/lmc --project Fedora-soas-Live --make-iso --volid Fedora-SoaS-flat-live --iso-only --iso-name Fedora-SoaS-flat-live.iso --releasever 24 --title Fedora-SoaS-flat-live --macboot

Make a remix

  • edit the bottom of the flat-fedora-live-soas.ks
that you produce with ksflatten (above)
in this section of the flattened.ks:


add a program (add name)
- delete a program ( put - in front)
put # in front of listed program to not install it

Build takes a long time wait for completion
ends with:
2016-05-17 16:16:16,110: Disk Image install successful
2016-05-17 16:16:16,110: working dir is /var/tmp/lmc-work-rilyz2bm
2016-05-17 16:27:38,448: Rebuilding initrds
2016-05-17 16:27:38,448: dracut args = ['--xz', '--add', 'livenet dmsquash-live convertfs pollcdrom qemu qemu-net', '--omit', 'plymouth', '--no-hostonly', '--debug', '--no-early-microcode']
2016-05-17 16:27:38,449: rebuilding boot/initramfs-4.5.3-300.fc24.x86_64.img
2016-05-17 16:29:15,724: Building boot.iso
2016-05-17 16:29:15,784: running x86.tmpl
2016-05-17 16:29:48,959: Disk image erased
2016-05-17 16:29:49,377: SUMMARY
2016-05-17 16:29:49,377: -------
2016-05-17 16:29:49,377: Logs are in /tmp/lmc-logs
2016-05-17 16:29:49,377: Results are in /tmp/lmc

Retrieve finished live.iso

"Results are in /tmp/lmc"

  • start files application
  • click on Files system
open temp folder
open lmc folder
  • click on the .....iso you just built

copy to (mouse right click) Home with files application

  • Check that it is in Home

Clean Up

delete the instance in /tmp
delete the /tmp directory (cannot run new build unless this is done?)
[root@localhost lmc]# 
[root@localhost lmc]# cd ..
[root@localhost tmp]# rm -r lmc
rm: descend into directory 'lmc'? y
rm: remove regular file 'lmc/Fedora-LUCwks-20160524.iso'? y
rm: remove directory 'lmc'? y
[root@localhost tmp]#