Kickstart example

To generate a kickstart file you can use the following GUI frontend:
[root@host]# system-config-kickstart 

Or just copy the example config bellow and use it as a template to make modifications to your kickstart file. Save it on a remote NFS share along with the OS installation files.

# platform=x86, AMD64, or Intel EM64T
# System authorization information
auth --useshadow --enablemd5
# System bootloader configuration
bootloader --location=mbr
# Clear the Master Boot Record
zerombr
# Partition clearing information
clearpart --all --initlabel
# Use text mode install
text
# Firewall configuration
firewall --enabled --ssh --trust=eth0,eth1
# Run the Setup Agent on first boot
firstboot --disable
# System keyboard
keyboard us
# System language
lang en_US
# Installation logging level
logging --level=info
# Use NFS installation media
nfs --server=192.168.2.7 --dir=/nfs/centos5.1x64
# Network information
network --bootproto=dhcp --device=eth0 --onboot=on
network --bootproto=dhcp --device=eth1 --onboot=on
# Reboot after installation
reboot
#Root password
rootpw --iscrypted $1$spCf5Vny$FQMlUKJlsQdaYDkeL/QXI/
# SELinux configuration
selinux --disabled
# Do not configure the X Window System
skipx
# System timezone
timezone America/Chicago
# Install OS instead of upgrade
install
# Disk partitioning information
part swap --bytes-per-inode=4096 --fstype="swap" --size=8000
part / --bytes-per-inode=4096 --fstype="ext3" --size=20000
part /var --bytes-per-inode=4096 --fstype="ext3" --grow --size=1
%packages
@development-libs
@system-tools
@base
@text-internet
@development-tools
@java-development
@admin-tools
@editors
@java
# Run Pos-Configuration Scripts
%post
echo "Starting portmap ..."
portmap
echo "Updating time ..."
ntpdate -su 0.north-america.pool.ntp.org 1.north-america.pool.ntp.org
echo "Mounting nfs share from 192.168.2.7 ..."
mkdir /nfsmount
mount 192.168.2.7:/nfs/centos5.1x64/ /nfsmount/
echo "Installing mysql ..."
rpm -i --nodeps /nfsmount/mySQL/MySQL-server-standard-4.1.22-0.rhel4.x86_64.rpm
rpm -i --nodeps /nfsmount/mySQL/MySQL-client-standard-4.1.22-0.rhel4.x86_64.rpm
cp /nfsmount/mySQL/my.cnf /etc
mysqladmin -uroot password "newpass"
/etc/init.d/mysql restart
echo "Copying config files ..."
route del default gw 0.0.0.0
route add default gw 192.168.2.11
cp /nfsmount/files/* /tmp
cd /tmp
./script.sh
echo "Installing apf ..."
cp /nfsmount/apf/apf.tar.gz /tmp
cd /tmp
tar zxfv apf.tar.gz
cd /tmp/apf-0.9.6-2
./install.sh
echo "Updating the system ..."
yum -y update

After booting from the installation media just type:

linux ks=nfs:192.168.2.7:/nfs/centos5.1x64/dbkickstart.cfg 

and the system will continue the installation using the kickstart file and the OS installation location defined in it.

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