Kickstart is the method of automated installation of Linux Systems based on Red Hat or their clones (CentOS, Scientific Linux, Unbreakable Linux, ...)

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Problems with kickstart script, partition info crashes deployment

Currently testing cobbler, but have problem with the kickstart script when the partition information is loaded. Here is my ks: http://pastebin.ca/1824343 I can't figure out what is the problem with ...
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SSH public key authentication - can one public key be used for multiple users?

I am wanting to deploy a RHEL5 server using Kickstarts and for security I only want to allow remote clients to ssh to the server as the user 'Developer' (I have already configured the sshd config to ...
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How do I execute a command before kickstart parses ks.cfg?

How do I execute a command before kickstart parses ks.cfg? My specific problem is that I want to install redhat into a tmpfs by telling kickstart: part / --fstype ext3 --size 1000 --maxsize 4000 ...
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Fine line between kickstart and puppet

I'm interested in Puppet configuration management system, but wonder where the fine line goes between kick-start and Puppet? Today I do a lot of tasks in kick-start (powered by Cobbler), including ...
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Scripted install vs cloning

What are the downside of cloning vs scripted installation (using Kick-start / Puppet)? I read a lot of pro-scripted install opinion, where cloning is considered as unreliable method due to ever ...
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How do I remote reinstall a Redhat OS?

What's the best solution for quickly reinstalling Redhat 5 remotely? Requirements: We have a lot of servers. We want to keep a "static ip" configuration for each machine. (Also users). We have a ...
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Red Hat server minimal install

In a farm of virtualized Red Hat servers, there's the need to install a minimal system for security reasons. Minimal installs have several advantages (even no security related): Less exposure to ...
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adding kickstart to a cd in windows

I'd like to add a kickstart file to a fedora DVD for an automated install. I don't ahve access to a Linux box though, just windows. How can I remaster the iso to add the kickstart file?