Something like kickstart?

MJang mike at
Wed Jan 14 18:02:56 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-01-14 at 11:51 -0600, Michael Hipp wrote:
> I have a friend who feels the lack of a kickstart-like ability to rapidly 
> install Ubuntu server from a preset configuration is a serious deficiency.
> I don't use kickstart and therefore can't argue the point much.
> Does Ubuntu server have something like kickstart?
Yup, Ubuntu server edition has it's own version of Red Hat's
system-config-kickstart tool, with a package of the same name. The
syntax and operation of the basic kickstart file is the same - but
Ubuntu has not (yet) incorporated all of the same capabilities (from
memory, Ubuntu does not yet include things like network authentication
and package group selection).

But beyond its limitations, it works fairly well. 

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