As you are creating a kickstart file, you can select
any time to review your current selections.
To start with an existing kickstart file, select
=> and select the existing file.
Figure 2-1. Basic Configuration
Choose the language to use during the installation and as the default
language to be used after installation from the menu.
Select the system keyboard type from the
Choose the mouse for the system from the
menu. If is selected, no mouse is
configured. If is
selected, the installation program tries to automatically detect the
mouse. Probing works for most modern mice.
If the system has a two-button mouse, a three-button mouse can be
emulated by selecting Emulate 3 Buttons. If this
option is selected, simultaneously clicking the left and right mouse
buttons are recognized as a middle mouse button click.
From the menu, choose the time zone to use
for the system. To configure the system to use UTC, select Use
Enter the desired root password for the system in the Root
Password text entry box. Type the same password in the
Confirm Password text box. The second field is to
make sure you do not mistype the password and then realize you do not
know what it is after you have completed the installation. To save the
password as an encrypted password in the file, select
Encrypt root password. If the encryption option
is selected, when the file is saved, the plain text password that you
typed are encrypted and written to the kickstart file. Do not type
an already encrypted password and select to encrypt it. Because a
kickstart file is a plain text file that can be easily read, it is
recommended that an encrypted password be used.
To install languages in addition to the one selected from the
Default Language pulldown menu. check them in the
list. The language selected from the
Default Language pulldown menu is used by default
after installation; however, the default can be changed with the
Language Configuration Tool
(system-config-language) after installation.
Choosing Target Architecture specifies which
specific hardware architecture distribution is used during installation.
Choosing Reboot system after installation reboots
your system automatically after the installation is finished.
Kickstart installations are performed in
graphical mode by default. To override this default and use text mode
instead, select the Perform installation in text
You can perform a kickstart installation in interactive mode. This means
that the installation program uses all the options pre-configured in the
kickstart file, but it allows you to preview the options in each screen
before continuing to the next screen. To continue to the next screen,
click the Next button after you have approved the
settings or change them before continuing the installation. To select
this type of installation, select the Perform installation in
interactive mode option.