4.5 Installing Client Systems Using Kickstart

To install a client system from a generated Kickstart file, do one of the following:

  • Boot the system from a real or virtual CD-ROM drive, using a boot ISO image or a full DVD image that you have downloaded from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud at http://edelivery.oracle.com/linux, specifying the network location of the Kickstart file as a boot option.

    This installation method is suitable for installing virtual machines or if you need to install only a small number of bare-metal systems at a local site.

  • Boot the system from the network, having configured DHCP to support network booting of PXE clients and Cobbler to support the requirements of individual clients.

    This installation method is suitable for installing virtual machines or if you need to install bare-metal systems at both local and remote sites.