Creating the kickstart file and boot media
Installing Linux on a large number of nodes with a kickstart file has a few advantages. For example, the installation process can be automated by specifying a list of to-be installed packages and configuring system settings for the post-installation process.
In this section, we will cover steps of creating a kickstart file and a USB boot media with the operating system image.
A kickstart file is a plain text file used for the automatic installation of Linux.
- Prepare a USB flash drive with storage capacity larger than 512MB. The drive should have a single
vfatfilesystem partition. We can use the following command to check the filesystem type:
We should see a message similar to the ...