Kickstart Basic Information


What is Kickstart
Installing Red Hat based systems from physical or virtual media is easy enough when there is only one or two hosts to install. Beyond this, when an administrator needs to setup several Linux systems, Kickstart can provide a relatively easy way to accomplish mass deployment and can be totally automated.

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Kickstart Installation
A Kickstart Installation is a special type of installation in which responce to installation dialog boxes are taken from script.

/etc/selinux/config
SELINUX=disabled

Using Kickstart
MKKickstart program is not installed by default.

Command
rpm -uvh /mnt/cdrom/redhat/rpms/kickstart*.rpm

Run MKkickstart
mkkickstart > ks.cfg

Editing Configuration File
The system to obtain its network configuration via BOOTP (or) DHCP.

Command
network –bootproto BOOTP
(or)
network –bootproto DHCP

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