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Old 10th March 2008, 07:47 PM
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Kickstart installation how to? how to create a kickstart file?

Hello Everybody,
I want to create a kickstart file? I have created one but i dont know to install from the file? please help.
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Old 10th March 2008, 11:05 PM
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You have to put the kickstart file somewhere where the installation can see it. For instance, at work we use NFS. So, I put it in an NFS directory.
Then, when booting the install CD at the prompt I type

linux ks=nfs: ksdevice=eth1 ip=dhcp

Or something similar. In other words
ks is for kickstart
I'm using NFS so I indicate that, as well as the location of the file

I'm using eth1 on the machine that I'm booting--that is, the one on which I'm going to install, so that's the eth1 part. If I were giving it an address, it might be something a bit different like

ip= netmask= gateway= dns= text

So, that's one less advanced way to start it. The other way to start it, which is more advanced and bit more complicated, is to boot the computer from the network and have a tftp server holding the file. I haven't done that in a long time, so I don't want to give you wrong advice. Just google, or search the forums for something like kickstart pxe and you should find information on doing it that way.
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Old 17th March 2008, 01:23 PM
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Hello Scottro,
I also created a NFS for the installation. Let me try the steps which you provided . Thanks for ur help
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