Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50630
ks + network --bootproto static
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:23 EDT
For various reasons I cannot use dhcp for my ks installation. Morover,
since I want to use the same boot floppy for different machines I do not
know the ip address when creating the ks floppy. Hence I put
network --bootproto static
into the ks.cfg file and expected anaconda to prompt me for the
tcp/ip configuration. However, anacondo tries to use dhcp and then,
after dhcp timed out, asks me for keybord, lang, tcp/ip, nfsserver
even tough keyboard, lang, nfsserver is present in the ks.cfg!?
Could you please fix this and, even better, it would be nice if it were
possibel to just specify some part of the tcp/ip config
(netmask,gw,nameserver) and anaconda would use these as default vaues.
I think this would be a very valuable feature for many users.
What if you just left the network section out altogether? Does the installer
prompt you for the network information? The reason the installer is prompting
you for all the information is that you haven't given enough data on the network
line. You can't just say 'network --bootproto static'. Therefore, the
installer determines that the format of the kickstart file is wrong, so it
throws out the kickstart file and starts a normal install.
I just tired to let the network part out but it makes no difference.
There's currently no way to do this with kickstart. We can't add this feature
now...deferring to a future release.
katzj, do you want to add this to kickstart?
It's a dupe of a few others assigned to me at the moment... unsure if it will be
gotten to for this release or not, though.
At least it should only ask for network numbers (and not ask for
keyboard,nfsserver, etc.) if the network section is left out. Thanks
for looking into this.
Deferring to future release.
Please consider this for the next release. Thanks.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.