4.4 Working with Kickstart Profiles

A Kickstart configuration file contains all the information that Kickstart requires to perform an automated installation of a server. Every Oracle Linux installation creates a Kickstart file, /root/anaconda-ks.cfg. You can use this file to repeat an installation, or you can customize the settings in this file for different system configurations. The file is also useful for troubleshooting a boot-time problem with an installed system. You can use Spacewalk to create a Kickstart profile that generates a Kickstart file or you can create a profile that contains a Kickstart file that you have uploaded or copied into Spacewalk.

You can use either the Spacewalk web interface or spacecmd to configure Kickstart profiles.