You'll probably want to put your kickstart file in /etc/cobbler
When you run cobbler sync, cobbler parses through your kickstart file
and takes any templating you've added and transforms it for use by
network --bootproto=static --ip=$ip_address --netmask=$netmask
y --nameserver=$nameserver --hostname=$hostname --device=eth0 --onboot=on
$ip_address, $netmask, etc. are all variables that cobbler will
replace with actual values (that's I've provided when I did a "cobbler
Once cobbler has done this it takes the resulting kickstart file and
drops it in the directories /var/www/cobbler/kickstarts or
This way if you change the template kickstart (e.g.
/etc/cobbler/rhel-5-webservers.ks) to add something new then you can
just run "cobbler sync".
If you had 5 systems setup to use a profile with that kickstart file
all 5 would be updated automagically, instead of having to deal with
Can anyone help me with adding these variables to the system add command as
# cobbler system add --name=00:0C:29:71
this command doesn't take an option called 'HOSTNAME'
and this is the section from my kickstart.ks
network --bootproto=static --device=eth0 --onboot=on --ip=$IPADDR
--netmask 255.255.255.0 --gateway 192.168.10.1 --nameserver 192.168.10.4
thanks for all the help so far
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