i am trying to install centos 5.3 with kickstart but it displaying "unable to download kickstart file. please modify the kickstart parameter" what is the environment required in server to install kickstart in client through NFS
Get on a working centos box.
go thru the app and set all the options you require, including your installation tree. ie: nfs://10.10.10.10/centos (personally I use an FTP server)
save the config file and put it on a web server somewhere.
get the "netinstall" image of centos 5.4/3, when at the CentOS splash screen type
That's it. Make sure the host computer has an active uplink and can receive a DHCP address of course! :P
your server should have a installation source (copy of the cds/dvds or mounted isos) mountable via nfs and a directory with your kickstart files, also mountable via nfs.
for more details, take a look at the rhel documentation:
but it could be your client environment is not setup correctly:
hope this helps you to get started.