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Red Hat: Automating Kickstart

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If the clients have boot-from-network capability, you can set up an unattended Kickstart.
While Kickstart is extremely useful, it does have one nagging issue we'd like to overcome: You have to trudge up to the machine room to boot to a CD and type linux ks at the boot prompt in order to use it. I've said it before and I'll say it again; the role of an admin is to script himself out of a job. If it can be further automated, it probably will be eventually, even if what's being automated is, well, an automation solution to begin with!

We can eliminate ourselves from the Kickstart process by making our Kickstart target machines boot over the network.
 read more | mail this link | score:7126 | -Ray, August 5, 2004
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