Originally Published: Monday, 13 December 1999 Author: Joseph Kordish
Published to: news_learn_firststep/Firststep News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

Kickstart Your Linux Installation

"Red Hat has an automatic installation facility in 6.x that's pretty impressive. It's called Kickstart, and it's similar to the Solaris utility of the same name, if you're familiar with that. Kickstart allows you to install a full system just by inserting a boot floppy and starting the computer. You can make partitioning, X setup, network, and package choices ahead of time, then let the install run without your intervention. This is great if you have machines that need to have an OS reinstalled often, as is often the case in lab environments."