[CentOS] Kickstart network settings problem

Tue Apr 22 14:59:24 UTC 2008
James Pearson <james-p at moving-picture.com>

Plant, Dean wrote:
> James Pearson wrote:
>>Plant, Dean wrote:
>>>I would like one of my kickstart scripts to prompt for disk and
>>>networking only. Commenting out the disk and network settings makes
>>>the installer prompt for disk settings but not for network settings,
>>>they default to DHCP. Any idea's how to fix this?
>>I think you need to have the network settings defined - something
>>network --bootproto static
>>If you don't give it an IP address (with the --ip option), then it
>>will prompt for it. This is what I do for NFS installs - as my
>>netmask, gateway and nameserver addresses are static, I also give
>>these on the network line.
> Does not work, still defaults to DHCP with no prompt. Also if it makes
> any difference im using v5.1.
> I have tried with the 2 network lines shown below in the kickstart file,
> with and without interactive variable. Still no network configuration
> screen. :-(

Hmmm, works OK for me with CentOS 4.X - however, I used a hacked version 
of anaconda - one of my hacks is to set 'netDev.isDynamic' to 0 in 
loader2/loader.c i.e. make static IP the default ... however, I thought 
this was for non-kickstart installs only ... but may be it isn't.

James Pearson