Joseph Herlant
version 1.0.0, 2014-07-17 : Initial version

This kickstart supposes that:

  • your installation repository is available at:

  • you want to make some partitions using LVM

  • you only want a minimal installation for your server

  • you want to use DHCP for configuring your server (and have one running)

  • you want a french keyboard

  • timezone of the server is America/Los_Angeles with hardware clock set to UTC

# Install OS instead of upgrade
# Use network installation
url --url=""
# Root password
rootpw --iscrypted $1$ITYLaake$2U14.TtR3FglwwTKPlr5L.
# System authorization information
auth  --useshadow  --passalgo=sha512

# Firewall configuration
firewall --enabled --ssh
# SELinux configuration
selinux --enforcing

# Installation logging level
logging --level=info
# Use text mode install
# Do not configure the X Window System
# System timezone, language and keyboard
timezone --utc America/Los_Angeles
lang en_US
keyboard fr-pc
# Network information
network  --bootproto=dhcp --device=eth0 --onboot=on
# If you want to configure a static IP:
# network --device eth0 --hostname kstest --bootproto=static --ip= --netmask= --gateway= --nameserver

# System bootloader configuration
bootloader --location=mbr
# Partition clearing information
clearpart --all --initlabel
# Disk partitioning information
part /boot --fstype="ext4" --size=512
# --> LVM
part pv.01 --size=1 --grow --ondisk=sda
volgroup vg_root --pesize=4096 pv.01
logvol / --fstype="ext4" --size=1024 --vgname=vg_root --name=lv_root
logvol /usr --fstype="ext4" --size=3072 --vgname=vg_root --name=lv_usr
logvol /tmp --fstype="ext4" --size=1024 --vgname=vg_root --name=lv_tmp
logvol /var --fstype="ext4" --size=5120 --vgname=vg_root --name=lv_var
logvol /home --fstype="ext4" --size=512 --vgname=vg_root --name=lv_home
logvol swap --fstype="ext4" --size=1024 --vgname=vg_root --name=lv_swap

# If you just don't want to use LVM, just use this
# part /boot --fstype="ext4" --size=512
# part swap --fstype="swap" --recommended
# part /var --fstype="ext4" --size=5120
# part / --fstype="ext4" --size=1024
# part /usr --fstype="ext4" --size=3072
# part /home --fstype="ext4" --size=512
# part /tmp --fstype="ext4" --size=1024

# Reboot after installation

%packages  --nobase
# @base


To start it without PXE, insert the installation disk, on prompt for installation, press [Escape], then you’ll have the boot prompt. If your kickstart is available at the following url:, then type:

linux ks=

Sample PXE menu to put in $ROOT_OF_TFTP_SERVER/pxelinux.cfg/default when booting using PXE (you still have to do the TFTP and DHCP server installation and configuration):

default menu.c32
prompt 0
timeout 100


LABEL Centos 6 x64 with Kickstart
  MENU LABEL Centos 6 x64 Kickstart
  KERNEL images/vmlinuz
  append initrd=images/initrd.img linux ks=

LABEL Centos 6 x64 ISO no KS rescue
  MENU LABEL Centos 6 x64 ISO no KS rescue
  KERNEL images/vmlinuz
  APPEND initrd=images/initrd.img ksdevice=bootif ip=dhcp nomount rescue lang=en_US keymap=fr-pc method=