Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 216775
Obtaining dynamic ks.cfg does not reconfigure network
Last modified: 2008-01-18 12:18:11 EST
Description of problem:
When obtaining the kickstart file from a web source, the network device is not
reconfigured to match what comes in with the kickstart file.
Yes, I know the network is configured initially using DHCP, but there is a
network command in the kickstart file that specifies a static IP address, and it
is not applied prior to attempting NFS mounts.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 6 (possibly prior versions as well)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Place a CGI script on a local web server to provide the kickstart file.
(Script I use is attached.)
2. Set up an NFS server that restricts access to a limited set of IP addresses
3. Set up the DHCP server to send out addresses not in the exports list from 2.
4. Boot a cd, and enter:
Could not mount NFS file system because the IP address is still that assigned by
the DHCP server
eth0 is configured with the kickstart-specified information once the kickstart
file is obtained
Created attachment 141843 [details]
CGI script used to generate dynamic KS file
the boot/install line should read:
or something similar
This should be fixed in F9. Loads of network config fixes have gone in.