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I am trying to write a custom kickstart file for use with cobbler in automating installations across the network. I am having some issues understanding the kickstart file and wondered if anyone knows of a resource that clearly explains the options to use and what they do when creating the file?

Many thanks.

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The article in the Fedora wiki is probably one of the largest sources of information on kickstart options.

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Using that page and the auto-generated kickstart at /root/anaconda-ks.cfg is how I first got started. – Scott Pack Nov 15 '10 at 14:12
Thanks very much this is exactly what I was looking for. – aHunter Nov 15 '10 at 17:33

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