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Re: Forcing kickstart to ask for network configuration



Forgot to mention that I am using redhat 9. I did try what you suggested
but it did not ask for the network info and anaconda got an exception
since there was no /tmp/netinfo file.

Thanks,
Holger

On 11 Sep 2003, Ed Brown wrote:

> 	The following works with redhat 7.3 to allow entering static ip
> configuration.  I haven't tested with 8 or 9.  
> 
> 	Use this network line:
> 
> network --device eth0 --bootproto query
> 
> The query option, (undocumented for 7.3 I think, so it may have gone
> away in subsequent releases) brings up the network configuration window
> in the first stage of the install.  For some reason, this info is not
> communicated to anaconda in the second stage, so it needs a little help
> in the %pre section, to rewrite the network line in the copy of ks.cfg
> that is written to the hard drive:
> 
> ------------------------
> %pre
> 
> get()  {
>         grep $1 /tmp/netinfo |cut -d'=' -f2
> }
> device=`get DEVICE`
> ip=`get IPADDR`
> netmask=`get NETMASK`
> host=`get HOSTNAME`
> gateway=`get GATEWAY`
> nameserver=`grep  nameserver /etc/resolv.conf`
> line="network --bootproto static --device $device --ip $ip --netmask
> $netmask --hostname $host --gateway $gateway --$nameserver"
> ks="/tmp/ks.cfg"
> sed -e "/^network/s/^network.*/$line/" $ks >${ks}.tmp && mv ${ks}.tmp
> $ks
> -------------------------
> (Note that the last two lines begin with "line=" and "sed -e"
> respectively. There should be no line breaks. And of course those are
> backticks around the `get xxx`'s and `grep nameser...`) 
> 
> HTH,
> Ed
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Thu, 2003-09-11 at 16:24, Holger Kiehl wrote:
> > Hello
> > 
> > Is there a way to force kickstart to ask the user for the network information?
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Holger
> > 
> > 
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