[et-mgmt-tools] cobbler-koan: installer asks for ip, netmask, gateway, dns

Adam Rosenwald thestrider at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 00:18:08 UTC 2007

I too have issues automating static network configuration within
anaconda.  I'm using a RHEL5 domU kickstart with the following standard
static network assignment stanza:

network --bootproto=static --device=eth0 --ip=<my_ip> --gateway=<my_gw>
--netmask=<my_nm> --hostname=<my_hn> --noipv6 --onboot=yes

I've also set --kopts='noipv6 nodhcp'.  While this works fine when doing
a standard (non-virtual) install, I receive the same menu prompt that
Jens encounters.  More specifically,

IPV4 -- checked on.
    DHCP is checked on.
    Manual is checked off

IPV6 -- checked off.

This leads me to believe that there must be additional kernel options
not mentioned in the documentation

Strictly speaking, our question belongs on the kickstart mailing list;
however, this whole process falls within the context of provisioning
virtual systems within cobbler.  Thx,


Jens Ahrens wrote:
> I'm running FC7 with
> kernel-xen-2.6.20-2931.fc7
> xen-libs-3.1.0-2.fc7
> xen-3.1.0-2.fc7
> cobbler-0.6.1-2.fc7
> I'm trying to install a paravirtual machine
> (Scientific Linux 4.5) with a fixed ip-address(no
> private ip) and hostname and a kickstartfile
> accessible via e.g. http (nfs would also be possible).
> Everything seems to work, but the installation tries
> to determine the IP for eth0, which ends up in a menu
> asking for ip, netmask, gateway and dns. 
> If I do the input manually the installtion continue
> using the values provided by my kickstart file.
> How can I pass the values like ip, netmask, gateway
> and dns to the SL4.5 installer, without having to type
> them in manually?
> Thanks in advance
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