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  • Tested in f24 and f25 workstation install
  • 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

  • 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.
setenforce 0


  • Important
  • Older posts
  • 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

pagure kickstarts Links
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/)


updated 06/28/2016

ksflatten -v, --config fedora-live-soas.ks -o flat-fedora-live-soas.ks --version F24

livemedia-creator example

livemedia-creator --ks /home/(user)/Downloads/pagure/flat-fedora-live-soas.ks --no-virt --resultdir /var/lmc --project Fedora-soas-Live --make-iso --volid Fedora-SoaS-f24 --iso-only --iso-name Fedora-SoaS-f24.iso --releasever 24 --title Fedora-SoaS-live --macboot
  • "If you're using /tmp/lmc you need to make sure you have enough RAM available (assuming it is mounted using tmpfs)"
use /var/lmc if low on memory
  • "Right, if you only have 3.8G then 50% will be assigned to tmpfs and it's likely

you'll run out of ram when using /tmp/ for the resultdir."

Brian Lane -

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


livemedia-creator terminal output

Build takes a long time wait for completion
[root@localhost pagure]# livemedia-creator --ks /home/satellit/Downloads/pagure/flat-fedora-live-soas.ks --no-virt --resultdir /var/lmc --project Fedora-soas-Live --make-iso --volid Fedora-SoaS-f24 --iso-only --iso-name Fedora-SoaS-f24.iso --releasever 24 --title Fedora-SoaS-live --macboot
/usr/lib64/python3.5/ PendingDeprecationWarning: The KSOption class is deprecated and will be removed in pykickstart-3.  Use the argparse module instead.
  option = self.option_class(*args, **kwargs)
2016-07-08 11:27:53,350: disk_size = 5122MiB
2016-07-08 11:27:53,351: disk_img = /var/lmc/lmc-disk-7mztqnci.img
2016-07-08 11:27:58,818: Running anaconda.
2016-07-08 11:28:01,751: Processing logs from ('', 48934)
2016-07-08 11:28:04,776: Starting installer, one moment...
2016-07-08 11:28:04,776: terminal size detection failed, using default width
2016-07-08 11:28:04,776: anaconda 24.13.7-1 for Fedora-soas-Live 24 (pre-release) started.
2016-07-08 11:28:04,776: The 'logging' function is not a part of DNF API and will be removed in the upcoming DNF release. Please use only officially supported API functions. DNF API documentation is available at
2016-07-08 11:29:01,131: Starting automated install........................................................
2016-07-08 11:29:01,146: ================================================================================
2016-07-08 11:50:37,613: Disk Image install successful
2016-07-08 11:50:37,613: working dir is /var/tmp/lmc-work-ey7rlb4p
2016-07-08 12:02:35,166: Rebuilding initrds
2016-07-08 12:02:35,166: dracut args = ['--xz', '--add', 'livenet dmsquash-live convertfs pollcdrom qemu qemu-net', '--omit', 'plymouth', '--no-hostonly', '--debug', '--no-early-microcode']
2016-07-08 12:02:35,167: rebuilding boot/initramfs-4.6.3-300.fc24.x86_64.img
2016-07-08 12:03:57,231: Building boot.iso
2016-07-08 12:03:57,328: running x86.tmpl
2016-07-08 12:04:37,262: Disk image erased
2016-07-08 12:04:37,945: SUMMARY
2016-07-08 12:04:37,945: -------
2016-07-08 12:04:37,946: Logs are in /home/satellit/Downloads/pagure
2016-07-08 12:04:37,946: Results are in /var/lmc

Retrieve finished live.iso

"Results are in /var/lmc"

  • start files application
  • click on Files system
open /var 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 /var
delete the /var/lmc directory (cannot run new build unless this is done?)
[root@localhost pagure]# cd /var
[root@localhost var]# ls
account  adm  cache  crash  db  empty  ftp  games  gopher  kerberos  lib  lmc  local  lock  log  mail  nis  opt  preserve  run  spool  tmp  www  yp
[root@localhost var]# rm -r lmc
rm: descend into directory 'lmc'? y
rm: remove regular file 'lmc/Fedora-SoaS-f24.iso'? y
rm: remove directory 'lmc'? y
[root@localhost var]#