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RedHat Linux KickStart HOWTO

Martin Hamilton <>

v0.2, 11 January 1999

Archived: 2004-05-17 at the request of the author by Emma Jane Hogbin (Technical Review Coodinator). Additional information can be obtained from: Red Hat Linux Customization Guide

This HOWTO briefly describes how to use the RedHat Linux KickStart system to rapidly install large numbers of identical Linux boxes. For advanced users, we describe how to modify the KickStart installation procedure to do your own thing, and give a quick guide to building RPM packages of your own.

1. Copyright

2. Homepage

3. Introduction

4. Prerequisites

5. Setting up a boot floppy

6. The KickStart config file

7. Installation itself

8. Mounting the boot/supp disks

9. Modifying the RedHat installer

10. FAQs/Wish list

11. Credits

12. Appendix A - Configuring BOOTP/DHCP and NFS

13. Appendix B - Making your own RPMs

14. Appendix C - Munging your own RPMs into the distribution

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