Server installation using kickstart on the network

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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7


Our kickstart is not present on the installation media, but on the network in central storage.

How to set the initial network configuration on the kernel command line?


Get the iso DVD installation image name:

~]# mount -o loop /rhel/RHEL-7.7-20190723.1-Client-x86_64-dvd1.iso /media/
MOUNTPOINT="/media" LABEL="RHEL-7.7 Client.x86_64"


~]# blkid
/dev/sr0: UUID="XXXX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX" LABEL="RHEL-7.7 Server.x86_64" TYPE="iso9660" PTTYPE="dos"

Use the following kernel parameters (Network Interface Configuration Formats) for installation, replace spaces with \x20:

boot: linux append initrd=initrd.img ip=xx.xx.xx.xx::xx.xx.xx.yy: inst.stage2=hd:LABEL=RHEL-7.5\x20Server.x86_64 inst.ks=http://xx.xx.xx.zz/ks08.cfg

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