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Thursday, 24 November 2011

Introduction - Network-Based Linux Installation


Fedora Linux allows you to do operating system installations via a network connection using a Kickstart server. It is frequently much faster than using CDs and the process can be automated. The procedure is fairly simple:

  • Connect the new server (installation client) to the same network as the server with the pre-loaded installation files (installation server).
  • Boot the installation client from a specially created boot CD
  • Enter your preferred installation method (FTP, HTTP, NFS) and the needed network parameters to do this
  • The installation procedure will then continue with the more familiar Fedora Linux installation screens. Enter your selections and then complete the installation.

This chapter will briefly explain how to set this up using all three methods using a single installation server (bigboy) with an IP address of

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