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Dear Sir,

I want to make unattended intallation of Red Hat 9.0.  With the help of kickstart I make the configuration file.  Tell me that how will installation started from CD and it will take all information from configuration file.

I have not used this method of installation earlier.

Requested to give step by step information..

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Boot Diskette
If the kickstart file is located on a boot diskette, boot the system with the diskette in the drive, and enter the following command at the boot: prompt:

linux ks=floppy
 
CD-ROM #1 and Diskette
The linux ks=floppy command also works if the ks.cfg file is located on a vfat or ext2 file system on a diskette and you boot from the Red Hat Linux CD-ROM #1.

An alternate boot command is to boot off the Red Hat Linux CD-ROM #1 and have the kickstart file on a vfat or ext2 file system on a diskette. To do so, enter the following command at the boot: prompt:

linux ks=hd:fd0:/ks.cfg
 
With Driver Disk
If you need to use a driver disk with kickstart, specify the dd option as well. For example, to boot off a boot diskette and use a driver disk, enter the following command at the boot: prompt:

linux ks=floppy dd
 


Have a look here http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/custom-guide/ch-kickstart2.html for the steps/preparation etc.. for the kickstart installation to have more info.
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by:turiyain
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Dear Pall,
Thanking you to give me step by step information.
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by:veetocy
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I want to learn all I need to know about LINUX because
I have neve operated on it before and I want to
start using it.
Please can I get all the neccessary informations I need.
Victor
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veetocy,

It's better you open a new TA and give out your points, because there will be lots of EE can give you more idea. I will suggest you have a look here http://linux-newbie.sunsite.dk/ to get some idea.

Paul

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