The network options are different for gui versus text installs.
For the text install, dhcp is the default. For the gui install, dhcp is
not selected by default.
While this seems a bit silly, we did it on purpose. In GUI you can configure
multiple ethernet cards,
and if you don't notice this and don't configure eth1 (for example) the machine
a long time to boot as it tries to dhcp out devices that don't have dhcp
This is not worth too much effort. In any case, I think you may have missed my
I believe that the gui version has it right -- the default should be NOT dhcp.
I believe that the text interface should be changed (to make it consistent).
This has the additional benefit of defaulting to something "safe". This should
not both "expert" users (the change of defaults) and can help novice users not
get into "trouble".
I am leaving this "resolved" because it is "working as designed".