The following has be reported by IBM LTC:
hostname not being propogated from parm file to installer
Steps to Reproduce:
1. normal install
host name not being propogated from parm file to installer
hostname should have been progated
parm file content:
root=/dev/ram0 ro ip=off DASD=0201
NETTYPE=eth IPADDR=192.168.70.131 HOSTNAME=rh31bill.pdl.pok.ibm.com
NETMASK=255.255.255.0 GATEWAY=192.168.70.1 MTU 1500
DNS=192.168.70.2 SEARCHDNS=pdl.pok.ibm.com NETWORK=192.168.70.0
In my tests so far the hostname is propagated through the installer
(see attached screenshot for example) ... I will try a permutation of
the parm file like yours above (ie the order of the parameters) to see
if that matters ...
Created attachment 98831 [details]
TUI install with hostname propagated
with additional help from bill (thanks!) I was able to reproduce this
Hostnames are only set for the installed machine if DNS contains
a valid setting for this. This is done this way across all archs AFAIK.
So I would say this is working as designed ?
That messes up any hope for an automated install for those machines.
If the user specifies a host name why not accept it?