I want to install CentOS as a server os using kickstart. I know normally you can install a system and get a copy of the kickstart file with the installation options you selected at install time. I'm totally blind though so the install is inaccessible. I'm looking for a basic kickstart file I can use as a template to automate the install of CentOS. The more minimal the install the better, I'd like to start out with a system that has SSH access and not much else. I'd rather add packages as I need them then try and remove everything I don't need.
Here's a very minimal one for CentOS 5.2 - it should be close enough for your requirements:
text install url --url http://.../CentOS/5.2/os/x86_64 lang en_GB.UTF-8 keyboard uk rootpw --iscrypted $1$...... # change this firewall --enabled --port=22:tcp authconfig --enableshadow --enablemd5 selinux --disabled timezone --utc Europe/London bootloader --location=mbr --driveorder=sda clearpart --all --drives=cciss/c0d0 --initlabel part /boot --fstype ext3 --size=100 --ondisk=cciss/c0d0 --asprimary part pv.1 --size 1 --grow --ondisk=cciss/c0d0 --asprimary volgroup VolGroup00 pv.1 logvol / --fstype ext3 --name=LogVol00 --vgname=VolGroup00 --size=8192 logvol swap --fstype swap --name=LogVol01 --vgname=VolGroup00 --recommended logvol /var --fstype ext3 --name=LogVol02 --vgname=VolGroup00 --size=1 --grow reboot %packages -bluez-utils %post /usr/bin/yum -y update >> /root/post_install.log 2>&1 /sbin/chkconfig --del bluetooth /sbin/chkconfig --del cups
I use this at work for completely unattended installations on an HP pSeries Blade server. You'll need to change the
cciss/c0d0 style labels to match your SCSI controller.
I point you again at the one I posted a few days ago for you: http://www.allgoodbits.com/files/default-c5.3-small-ks.cfg
You'll likely want to do s/hda/sda/g if you have a single disk that is sata.
If you're installing not from an optical drive but from a network you'll need to change that line, but this should be a good working minimal example. And once it's installed, yum grouplist and yum groupinfo will be easy ways to get big chunks of software installed to turn it into a desktop if that's what you're looking for.