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How to create Kickstart Image Cd

 
avizen9
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How to create Kickstart Image Cd

Dear Friends,
please guide me how to create kickstart image cd,

I need to install may w/s everday and need to use linux Cd, i want to create kickstart image so i dont need to use CD everytime to installation.
please give me step by step process.
please help me for this.
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Court Campbell
Honored Contributor

Re: How to create Kickstart Image Cd

Kickstart is not an image. You would still need the cd unless you want the install to be over the network. You might want to try ghost for linux. Or use vmware and just restore your vm everyday.
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Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: How to create Kickstart Image Cd

>> I need to install may w/s everday

Use mondo rescue or maybe a linux terminal server? Kistart automates the installation, but not as "images", the whole installation process is run.

Step by step process are available by googling.

See also http://cobbler.et.redhat.com/
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avizen9
Esteemed Contributor

Re: How to create Kickstart Image Cd

Hi Ivan,
yeah, actuly my all workstation installation having same configuration it includes few custome s/w and package also, so every time i am installing O/s through CD (changing CD 1 to 5) and then install all other s/w and application which is really time consuming, if i will create a kick start bootable Cd and may be i will put Image in my server through that it will install.

but my cofusion is how to create kick start file through that i will able to install any w/s.
David Claypool
Honored Contributor

Re: How to create Kickstart Image Cd

You have many choices. For a commercial product, check out the HP Insight Control Environment for Linux: http://www.hp.com/go/ice-linux For an open source solution, try out the HP-sponsored LinuxCOE project: http://www.linuxcoe.org
Court Campbell
Honored Contributor

Re: How to create Kickstart Image Cd

Well after an initial install there is a file created in roots home dir. It's anaconda-ks.cfg and has all the options you chose during the install. You can use system-config-kickstart to create ks files. There are also plenty of good howto's on the web.
"The difference between me and you? I will read the man page." and "Respect the hat." and "You could just do a search on ITRC, you don't need to start a thread on a topic that's been answered 100 times already." Oh, and "What. no points???"
Matti_Kurkela
Honored Contributor

Re: How to create Kickstart Image Cd

Have you read RedHat's own documentation about this topic?

From the Installation Guide for RedHat Enterprise Linux 5:

2.4.2 Making an Installation Boot CD-ROM:
http://www.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/5.2/html/Installation_Guide/s2-steps-make-cd.html

28.8.1 Creating Kickstart Boot Media:
http://www.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/5.2/html/Installation_Guide/s2-kickstart2-boot-media.html

If you're using one of the older versions, the procedure is apparently very much the same. Read the Installation Guide for the version of your choice to make sure.

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Jeeshan
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Re: How to create Kickstart Image Cd