Kickstart Tools is a
collection of scripts that can be used to build and maintain
your own Linux distribution based on Red Hat Linux. Currently,
Red Hat 6.2 through RHEL 3 are supported with this toolset.
At Cisco we decided to RedHat Linux as the basis for our distribution
that was going to
be supported by IT. There
were a number of changes we had to make to a generic Red Hat install
for it to work properly in our environment. There were
packages from Red Hat that we did not want installed. There were
also packages that we wanted installed but did not come from Red Hat.
How would we control what makes up our distribution and how
would we automate installation and configuration?
Kickstart Tools is the culmination of our effort to deal with those
issues. A description of the tools we developed and how they work can
be found on the following pages:
Documentation for the following tools are forthcoming:
- make_bootdisk web cgi
This project is hosted by SourceForge.net. You can download the source,
submit bugs, and comment in the Forums on the Kickstart
Tools Project Site.
Mar 1, 2004 - Kickstart Tools
1.50-a22 is ready for testing.
You may download
kickstart-tools from the Files section of our project: Files
section on SourceForge