Fedora 14 64bit Install – Section does not end with %%end.

If you run into the following error while trying to install Fedora 14 on VMware Workstation.
The following error was found while parsing the kickstart configuration file:
The following problem occurred on line 55 of the kickstart file:
Section does not end with %%end.
Install exited abnormally.
It is because VMware is trying to use its automated installation media which is in the first virtual CD/DVD drive and the Fedora ISO is in the second virtual CD/DVD drive.
The issue was resolved when I removed the second virtual CD/DVD drive and then set the first drive to the Fedora ISO.

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4 thoughts on “Fedora 14 64bit Install – Section does not end with %%end.

  1. Thanks for posting this! I had a similar problem with Parallels on OS X. After pointing both CD/DVD virtual drives to the iso image, it booted right up and continued the install.


  2. Is it not simply that one of the sections in the kickstart does not end with “%end”. For example %packages section?


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