|Summary:||impossible to specify hostname with kickstart install|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||scottm|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Matt Wilson <msw>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2000-02-11 15:16:16 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description scottm 1999-07-30 16:42:59 UTC
It appears that there is no way to specify the hostname of a machine when doing a kickstart install. Documentation reccomends getting network information from a bootp server, but I shouldn't have to install and configure a bootp server just to do a machine installation. Kickstart config file includes a networking line like network --bootproto static --ip 192.168.0.2 --netmask 255.255.255.0 --gateway 192.168.0.1 --nameserver 192.168.0.1 but does not recognize any sort of hostname option. The installer immediately kicks out for user input to get the hostname after it "fails to determine" the hostname information. Easy resolution for this bug? Allow an option in the network line of ks.cfg to read --hostname "machine.domain". This would allow a completely automated kickstart install on a private network without running a bootp server. I can't seen any reason _not_ to include the option, since all that happens is the user has to enter the info anyways and he's already input the IP and network info into ks.cfg ... Thanks!
Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-11 15:15:59 UTC
Issue is resolved in the latest version of the installer.