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?

  • Use a CD/DVD burner application to creat an iso of your fedora DVD.
  • Use an iso mounter/editor to add the file to the iso (poweriso, daemon tools)
  • burn the iso with a CD/DVD burning application
  • bob's your uncle

Use a combination of IZarc and mkisofs.


In the RHEL 5 Installation Guide (in docs.redhat.com), section 2.4.2, it gives a mkisofs command to use to re-master the install media. You can obtain mkisofs for Windows, I would install Cygwin so that you get a full Linux-like environment on Windows (bash shell, etc). This comes with mkisofs also. So, if you have the entire Fedora installation DVD copied to a directory called MyFedora (make sure the ".discinfo" file is copied also otherwise kickstart won't work), copy your kickstart file to that folder then run the following command:

mkisofs -o MyFedora.iso -b isolinux/isolinux.bin -c isolinux/boot.cat \ -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -R -J -v -T MyFedora

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