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    kickstarting linux guides.


    Does anyone know of any good kickstart linux guides?
    I browsed the net but could not find any suitable doc
    that would provide complete information.

    Thanks,
    Nik
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    What exactly are you looking for? There really isn't a "quick" way to learn Linux completely. There are many things to learn...and many facets of these things. I've been running Linux for almost 2 years straight and still feel that I know little in comparison to what there is to know, though others may feel that I know more than they'll ever know.

    Anyway...I'll stop rambling now. Being tired has that effect on you.

    Let us know more specifically what you are looking for, and we'll see what we can come up with.
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    I have to agree with sarumont, I'm almost at 5-6 months now, and I still feel like a bumbling fool, but if i were to make a general suggestion, I would say i learned the most from just reading the forums. Next was the gentoo handbook, I learned much about the functionings of linux, and got comfortable in the commandline during my gentoo install. If you want a learning experiance, and are willing to commin 2-3 days to the install (they are not all infront ofthe computer, most are compiling) then I would say that will certainly make a penguin out of you!
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    ok..what i am looking for is something like this:
    supposing I have redhat 9 installed on my system along with apache, ldap and db2...is there a way to create an image of linux along with ldap, db2 and apache and burn it on a cd so that all I have to do is just insert this cd into a pc with no os and it automatically installs everything? Has anyone tried doing this? the pc's have the same hardware so that should not be a problem...all I need to do is just burn the whole distribution on a cd and then insert it into another pc and it should do the rest

    thanks,
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    with no OS, thats a little harder, take a formulaic boot cd then add to it a install script that just executets the commands for it.
    Code:
    fdisk /dev/hda
    (commands nessicary to create partition table desired)
    mount /dev/hda3 /newly/mounted/drive
    cp /thiscd/programs/apache /newly/mounted/drive
    tar <apache>
    ./configure
    make
    makeinstall
    cp /thiscd/configs/httpd.conf /newly/mounted/drive
    
    well, none of that would really work to well, but you get the idea. boot using a preexisting livecd &#40;gentoo!&#41; and then use that shell to isntall eveything via a script.
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    i would suggest you to check out this:
    http://tldp.org...you csn find there tons of guides and information about linux..
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    You mean use Kickstart from RH to install multiple idetical machines. I found this and this searching Google for RH kickstart tutorial.

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    cool....thanks...this is what i was looking for.

    Nik
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