[CentOS] Kickstart

Tue Apr 12 16:40:44 UTC 2005
Sean O'Connell <oconnell at soe.ucsd.edu>

On Tue, 2005-04-12 at 11:04 -0500, Aleksandar Milivojevic wrote:
> Mickael Maddison wrote:
> > Hello Gerald,
> > 
> > I've thought about that approach, but found it easier to use the stock
> > CD1 and simply put the rest of the CD's on an http server within the
> > network.  Basically, the CDROM is only a boot disk.  The command to
> > get the kickstart file is linux ks=
> What I usually do is place ks.cfg on a floppy or USB stick and then do 
> "linux ks=floppy".  That way I can use standard installation  CD, and 
> Anaconda does not prompt me for network parameters (they are part of 
> ks.cfg).  Another solution would be to completely boot from the network.
> BTW, it would be nice feature if distribution contained separate rescue 
> and boot CD images in iso directory.  Like those in Fedora Core 3.  That 
> way folks that install directly from mirrors would need to download only 
> ~80 meg (rescue CD) if they want to be able to boot into rescue mode 
> when something goes wrong, instead of having to download ~650 megs (the 
> first CD).  Boot CD is already present for those that know where to find 
> it (in unpacked files under "os" tree), but something tells me you can't 
> boot into rescue mode with it.

There is a boot.iso that is the CentOS distribution it is in the images
directory. See, for example, boot.iso in