Thanks -- RE: [CentOS] kickstart fails statically built custom kernel: anacondadoesn't honor static NIC/SATA driver in kernel?

Mogens Kjaer mk at
Thu Jun 14 04:49:20 UTC 2007

Robinson Tiemuqinke wrote:
>  This doesn't work, I think. the 'ksdevice=eth1' or
> 'ksdevide=link' ways don't work well, because the
> kickstart process will write MAC addresses to
> ifcfg-eth* files, and that will just leave headaches
> to local disk boot.

I don't understand this.

>  Another problem with this method is: you have to
> predict which eth? the pxe-booted NIC will be detected
> as. If there are more than several types of mixed NIC
> boxes, then this method becomes too cubersome and not
> applicable.

Cumbersome, maybe, but making a custom kernel
for each different installation would be worse.

Mogens Kjaer, Carlsberg A/S, Computer Department
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