Many system administrators would prefer to use an automated
installation method to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux on their
machines. To answer this need, Red Hat created the kickstart
installation method. Using kickstart, a system administrator can
create a single file containing the answers to all the questions
that would normally be asked during a typical installation.
Kickstart files can be kept on a single server system and read
by individual computers during the installation. This installation
method can support the use of a single kickstart file to install
Red Hat Enterprise Linux on multiple machines, making it ideal for
network and system administrators.
Kickstart provides a way for users to automate a Red Hat
Enterprise Linux installation.