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How to make anaconda and kickstart?

I do not have keyboard and mouse. And i need to install OS. So that from my laptop i can apply keyboard and mouse signal.

1. http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/13/html/Installation_Guide/VNC_Whitepaper-vnc-modes-in-anaconda.html

2. make a file like following called ks.cfg


Allows the graphical installation to be viewed remotely via VNC. This method is usually preferred over text mode, as there are some size and language limitations in text installs. With no options, this command will start a VNC server on the machine with no password and will print out the command that needs to be run to connect a remote machine.

vnc [--host=<hostname>] [--port=<port>] [--password=<password>]


Instead of starting a VNC server on the install machine, connect to the VNC viewer process listening on the given hostname.


Provide a port that the remote VNC viewer process is listening on. If not provided, anaconda will use the VNC default.


Set a password which must be provided to connect to the VNC session. This is optional, but recommended.
# Kickstart file automatically generated by anaconda.
lang en_US.UTF-8
keyboard us
timezone –utc Europe/Brussels
rootpw –iscrypted $6.VRqMr <<<< i changed it anyone can decode and find my password 🙂
selinux –enforcing
authconfig –enableshadow –passalgo=sha512
firewall –service=ssh
bootloader –location=mbr –driveorder=sda –append=”rhgb quiet”
vnc –password=1234

Creating a Kickstart Boot CD-ROM

To perform a CD-ROM-based kickstart installation, the kickstart file must be named ks.cfg and must be located in the boot CD-ROM’s top-level directory. Since a CD-ROM is read-only, the file must be added to the directory used to create the image that is written to the CD-ROM. Refer to the Making an Installation Boot CD-ROM section in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Installation Guide for instruction on creating a boot CD-ROM; however, before making the file.iso image file, copy the ks.cfg kickstart file to the isolinux/ directory.




Note: if you want to have fix ip, check out this http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/Kickstart#network


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