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Kick-Start Install
2011/07/15
 
It's troublesome to do the same installation again and again if you need to install to many Client, then configure Kick-Start Install settings. Configure basic settings for network install first.
[1] Configure Kick-Start settings
[root@pxe ~]#
mkdir /var/www/html/ks

[root@pxe ~]#
cp /root/anaconda-ks.cfg /var/www/html/ks/centos6-ks.cfg

[root@pxe ~]#
chmod 644 /var/www/html/ks/centos6-ks.cfg

[root@pxe ~]#
openssl passwd -1
# generate root password

Password:
Verifying - Password:
$1$sxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.
# remember it
[root@pxe ~]#
vi /var/www/html/ks/centos6-ks.cfg
# Kickstart file automatically generated by anaconda.
#version=RHEL6
install
# add: automatically proceed

autostep

# add: reboot after finishing installation

reboot

# add: install source

url --url=http://10.0.0.70/centos6/

lang en_US.UTF-8
keyboard jp106
network --device eth0 --bootproto dhcp
# change to the root password you generated above

rootpw --iscrypted
$1$sxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

firewall --service=ssh
authconfig --enableshadow --passalgo=sha512 --enablefingerprint
selinux --enforcing
timezone Asia/Tokyo
bootloader --location=mbr --driveorder=sda --append="crashkernel=auto rhgb quiet"
# if the client is KVM virtual machine, make the line above comment and add the line below (uncomment it)

# bootloader --location=mbr --driveorder=vda --append="console=ttyS0,115200n8 crashkernel=auto"

# add: delete all partitions in all disks

zerombr
clearpart --all --initlabel

# The following is the partition information you requested
# Note that any partitions you deleted are not expressed
# here so unless you clear all partitions first, this is
# not guaranteed to work
#clearpart --all --drives=sda
#volgroup VolGroup --pesize=4096 pv.uTxzdk-yVpf-8ydl-xJ2y-KLyP-2Eng-ArBUV7
#logvol / --fstype=ext4 --name=lv_root --vgname=VolGroup --grow --size=1024 --maxsize=51200
#logvol swap --name=lv_swap --vgname=VolGroup --grow --size=1008 --maxsize=2016
#part /boot --fstype=ext4 --size=500
#part pv.uTxzdk-yVpf-8ydl-xJ2y-KLyP-2Eng-ArBUV7 --grow --size=1
# make it comment

#
repo --name="Scientific Linux" --baseurl=file:///mnt/source --cost=100
%packages --nobase
@core
%end
[root@pxe ~]#
vi /var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/default
timeout 100
default menu.c32
menu title ########## PXE Boot Menu ##########
label 1
   menu label ^1) Install CentOS 6
   kernel centos6/vmlinuz
  
# change like follows: specify kick-start-file

   append initrd=centos6/initrd.img
ks=http://10.0.0.70/ks/centos6-ks.cfg ksdevice=eth0
label 2
   menu label ^2) Boot from local drive
   localboot
[2] Start the Client computer, then the menu like follows is shown, wait a 10 minutes or push Enter key to proceed.
  Installation proceeds automatically, nothing to do at all. After finishing installation, the system will reboot automatically.
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