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RedHat Linux KickStart HOWTO

Martin Hamilton <>

v0.0, 10 August 1998

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. Homepage

2. Introduction

3. Prerequisites

4. Configuring BOOTP/DHCP and NFS

5. The KickStart config file

6. Installation itself

7. Mounting the boot/supp disks

8. Modifying the RedHat installer

9. Making your own RPMs

10. FAQs/Wish list

11. Credits

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