[CentOS] Kickstart network settings problem

Tue Apr 22 15:22:06 UTC 2008
Plant, Dean <dean.plant at roke.co.uk>

Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 12:47:39PM +0100, 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'm assuming you are using CentOS 5 here.  I'm not sure why upstream
> disabled this feature -- it was very useful to be able to use
> kickstart with a DHCP IP address initially, but still be prompted for
> network information during the installer portion later (as it did in
> RHEL4). 
> See:
>   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=401531
> In addition, I have an RFE in with Upstream to re-add this feature and
> I believe it's slated for inclusion in 5.2 with the --bootproto=query
> option.
> The attachment there however:
>   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=291881
> patches Anaconda to not skip the network step during installation.
> I've been using this successfully here to "do what I need" while
> waiting for the official fix.
> You can include this in an updates.img file and have it loaded
> automatically on installs.
> Ray

Ahhhhh. Im not going daft then. Ill give the patches a go.

Thanks everyone for your replies.