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rz5qk2 08-09-2006 09:21 AM

fedora kickstart how-to information
I have been trying to locate Fedora Core 3 Kickstart installation docs, but I am having no luck. Is there a site I can go to for this or is the kickstart install a carbon copy of the Red Hat Linux Kickstart documentation?


hob 08-09-2006 09:30 AM

There's a brief explanation of Kickstart in the current Fedora Installation Guide:

The technology hasn't changed radically, so the latest RHEL documentation should be fine for options and other information.

zeeple 09-12-2006 08:56 AM


Thanks for the reply. I am still having trouble though the brief mentions I have seen for kickstart never include how to use the %include directive. I am having a bear of a time getting the include to work so I can maintain a separate package list. All of the attemps I have made to use %include have failed so I would love an in depth discussion of how this works in fedora core 4. Any idea where I can find detailed instructions for this directive? Here is what I have tried so far:

%include packages
%include ./packages
%include /var/build/linux/packages

None have worked :(

hob 09-12-2006 04:00 PM

The official reference that I found doesn't say much:

Google turns up this, which may be a good start point:

You could also ask on Red Hat's Kickstart mailing list:


zeeple 09-13-2006 07:41 AM

The centOS piece was interesting and there was some good info in there except I am not sure why he was using /opt/kickstart, unless that was the actual directory on his NFS server that held his kickstart files. The mailing list is a good idea...

Rogue45 07-27-2012 04:03 PM

you can write files to the /tmp partition and then %include will insert the txt of that file.
An example of this is: I need to store variables in a file i need to change for each installation such as ip, timezone etc..

I will wget in my pre section and output to /tmp/myVariables.cfg
wget http://rhel-install/myVariables.cfg -O /tmp/myVariables.cfg
You this is getting the file over the network but you can get it from a disc or wherever

now i have them on my /tmp so i can include them in my command section
%include /tmp/myVariables.cfg

this is essentially putting the text in this file right in my command section

network --bootproto=dhcp
timezone --utc GMT

Hope this helps...

TB0ne 07-27-2012 05:53 PM

Not sure it will...since this thread has been closed for SIX YEARS.

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