I Recently installed Centos and found this file and I don't know what it does and in the home directory all the files(Documents, Downloads, pictures,videos) are missing or does it come empty


It's the kickstart file made by the anaconda installer based on your configured settings.

There is full description from RH:

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation process automatically writes a Kickstart file that contains the settings for the installed system. This file is always saved as /root/anaconda-ks.cfg. You may use this file to repeat the installation with identical settings, or modify copies to specify settings for other systems.

Taken from access.redhat.com/documentation

  • To add, kick start allows the none interactive installation of "red hat based" operating systems. In other words, you can action an installation of a "red hat based" operating system, call the anaconda-ks-cfg file and allow all the prompts to be answered automatically. The anaconda file you see is the file that is automatically created from the installation steps (prompts you answered) when you installed the existing operating system. – Raman Sailopal Oct 16 '17 at 14:13

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.