This document does not attempt to exhaustivly teach you how the RedHat kickstart process works, but tells you the basics of what we did, and gives a glossy overview of how the medusa kickstart process is implemented. You'll find a kickstart config file in CVS for each of the masternodes as well as the slave nodes. Pre-install -- this section sets some basic options (root passwd, default language, etc), as well as laying down file systems on HDDs. RPM-transactions -- this section tells what groups to install (note, we created our own meta-group in comps.xml, also in CVS, called medusa-common). Post-install -- this section does various config stuff at the end of installation; installs custom RPMs, installs medusa specific config files, turns various services on and off.