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Old 07-18-2011, 06:15 AM   #1
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Kickstart Installation in Linux


I have a small lab in my home for learning Linux.I am using Cent OS 5. I assign 192.168.1.10/24 to server and 192.168.1.11/24 to client.

For installation purpose I have successfully done installation through FTP server.Just copy the contents in /var/ftp/pub and start the service

#service vsftpd restart

on Client computer I use

:linux askmethod

Well now I want to do installation through kickstart method.Kindly guide me that what steps should I take for kickstart installation?

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Old 07-18-2011, 06:18 AM   #2
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Kickstart is not an installation method, it is a configuration script to automate part of the installation, which can be started in many different ways. Typically it is used as part of a solution where PXE is used to trigger an installation over HTTP, but that's only one way, could use a kickstart with a CDROM, FTP install etc.
 
Old 07-18-2011, 06:35 AM   #3
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thanks "acid_kewpie" for the prompt reply. Could you please guide me that how to do it through FTP ?
 
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There are plenty of examples on line if you do a google for "ftp kickstart"
 
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:50 AM   #5
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yes you give the right answer .I already google for ftp kickstart .It is very technical,long and confusing for me.
Kindly can you briefly guide me ?
thanks in advance.
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No, I can't guide you. I can help you with specific issues, but there is no benefit in repeating existing standard procedures. If something is too long and too technical then often that's a sign that you should take more time to understand it in order to achieve a suitable and well built solution.
 
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Old 07-19-2011, 01:19 PM   #7
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One thing I want to clear that to follow kickstart in client computer the Lan card should be capable for PXE boot ?
 
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No. Again kickstart is not an installation method, just a configuration script. You can use a kickstart when booting from CD or floppy for example. A very common usage of kickstarts is in conjunction with netbooting using pxe but they two are not actually related at all.
 
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thanks again for the reply. Well i know that kickstart is configuration script file.It is automated installation method to install linux on the client machines to save time using Hard Disk ,HTTP,FTP,NFS."Sorry if i am wronge again. (This is what I have search from google).
 
  


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