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Re: Static network configuration in RHEL6 kickstart

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On Dec 15, 2011, at 5:21 AM, Vratislav Podzimek wrote:

> On Wed, 2011-12-14 at 12:09 -0500, Vadym Chepkov wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> In RHEL5 kickstart there was a convenient way to prompt network configuration during installation
>> 
>> network --bootproto=query
>> 
>> In RHEL6 and in latest Fedora this option doesn't present. What is the alternative?
>> We would really like to be able to configure network parameters during installation, not after, because we want network to be configured properly during the first boot.
>> We have server installations so we use only static configuration. It there a way to make anaconda prompt for the network parameters now?
> There is no way to do this in kickstart now. But you can use
> 'asknetwork' boot option to make anaconda prompt for network
> configuration. See [1]  for more details.
> 
> [1]
> http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Installation_Guide/s1-kickstart2-options.html
> section about the 'network' command (search for 'network (optional)'
> 


Unfortunately, this is not an exact replacement. it doesn't ask for the hostname, for instance.

Thanks,
Vadym



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