Bug 50630 - ks + network --bootproto static
Summary: ks + network --bootproto static
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-08-01 19:03 UTC by Gerald Teschl
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:35 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:48:04 UTC

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Description Gerald Teschl 2001-08-01 19:03:45 UTC
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.

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-08-03 19:06:19 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Gerald Teschl 2001-08-06 19:48:53 UTC
I just tired to let the network part out but it makes no difference.

Comment 3 Brent Fox 2001-08-10 21:43:36 UTC
There's currently no way to do this with kickstart.  We can't add this feature
now...deferring to a future release.

Comment 4 Brent Fox 2002-01-22 06:06:23 UTC
katzj, do you want to add this to kickstart?

Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2002-01-22 06:12:16 UTC
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.

Comment 6 Gerald Teschl 2002-01-22 16:37:12 UTC
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.

Comment 7 Michael Fulbright 2002-03-26 17:44:09 UTC
Deferring to future release.

Comment 8 Gerald Teschl 2002-05-08 18:54:25 UTC
Please consider this for the next release. Thanks.

Comment 9 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:48:04 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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