Question about autoyast


is autoyast still maintained?
Does anyone use it with openSUSE 13.1 successfully?

If i try it, it stopps rapidly with ‘unknown source’
Installation should be from DVD with autoyast131.xml from USB-Stick,
Sticks are recognized, no problem
comand line is:

splash=0 vga=0x317 ipv6.disable_ipv6=1 nomodeset net.ifnames=0 autoyast=usb:///autoyast131.xml

results are here:

The mail-adress of u gansert is unknown.

Best regards

A big guess is that you may not have your keyboard language set correctly.
Your y2log suggests that autoyast is encountering some unknown definitions for your keyboard function keys and is trying to guess what they actually do.

If set properly, I assume that would eliminate the “guessing.”

Guessing myself,

The keyboard was set to


by the autoyast-editor, but not in the -section.

x-keyboard is not needed, cause it should be a minimal installation without GUI.

The message appeared before reading the autoyast131.xml-file from the stick.

unknown source (unbekannte quelle) seems to be the problem:

2014-09-26 16:10:13 <1> linux(2673) [Ruby] clients/inst_autoinit.rb:142 Starting processProfile msg:Unbekannte Quelle.
2014-09-26 16:10:13 <1> linux(2673) [Ruby] modules/ProfileLocation.rb:45 Path to remote control file: /autoyast131.xml
2014-09-26 16:10:13 <1> linux(2673) [Ruby] modules/ProfileLocation.rb:160 File=autoyast131.xml
2014-09-26 16:10:13 <1> linux(2673) [Ruby] modules/ProfileLocation.rb:161 Get usb:////autoyast131.xml to /tmp/YaST2-02673-G2U2SX/autoinst.xml
2014-09-26 16:10:13 <1> linux(2673) [Ruby] autoinstall/io.rb:71 Scheme:usb Host: Path:/autoyast131.xml Localfile:/tmp/YaST2-02673-G2U2SX/autoinst.xml

Which source? The stick is recognized.

2014-09-26 16:10:13 <2> linux(2673) [Ruby] yast/convert.rb:54 Cannot convert FalseClass from 'any' to 'symbol'

What does that mean?

Best regards.

It seems so that this is the problem:

2014-09-26 16:10:13 <1> linux(2673) [Ruby] autoinstall/io.rb:436 devices to look on: "sdb", "sdb1"]
2014-09-26 16:10:13 <1> linux(2673) [Ruby] autoinstall/io.rb:454 looking for profile on sdb
2014-09-26 16:10:13 <3> linux(2673) [Ruby] yast/wfm.rb:86 Client call failed with undefined method `checkDeviceMounted' for nil

The are Sticks recognized, but they cannot be mounted.

No matter of the content of the autoyast-file theis message apperred.

Is the commandline correct:


If i use


i get ‘file not found’

Best regards


as i assumed: usb is usable at boottime.

I installed ISO Master, got the autoyast-file in the dvd-structure,
saved to anew iso-file, burned it on DVD and booted.
And ist worked with command line ‘autoyast=file;///autoyast131.xml’

So: usb is not supported from the booting kernel.

Best regards