Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 836040
RFE: need interactive network dialogue during kickstart
Last modified: 2012-06-28 09:42:35 EDT
Description of problem:
I see http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda_Boot_Options#asknetwork and I am sad. I have the need to kickstart machines with static IP addresses, but I don't need or want to implement a cgi-based web app to dynamically change what is an otherwise static ks.cfg file, just for one line that contacts the static IP.
Everything, and I mean everything, in my kickstart file is golden for all my machines... save the static IP address!
Please consider bring this back, or implementing this functionality another way!
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You should be able to configure the network using the boot prompt.
Take a look at:
Is that enough for you?
Interactive mode is not really the prefered plan for the anaconda dracut module so this bug will probably get closed in favour of the dracut's ip= boot option.
And I saw the second bug you filled so lets focus on it (#836039) first.
The problem is that asking a user to edit a pxelinux entry to get their static IP address isn't exactly user friendly.