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Re: F11 install - can I change nic mac address DURING install?



On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 10:03 PM, Bruno Wolff III<bruno wolff to> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 07:06:10 -0700,
>  Mike Cloaked <mike cloaked gmail com> wrote:
>>
>> I have a system where I would like to run an install over the network, but I
>> need to be able to change the MAC address during the install as the local
>> network authentication requires the MAC for an old machine that was
>> connected to the same network line in the past. I need to change the MAC to
>> the old machine that used to live on this line.
>
> If 'ip' is available, then you could use c-a-f2 to get to a shell prompt
> (once X has started). And issue commands something like the following:
> ip link set eth0 down
> ip link set eth0 address de:c1:a5:51:f1:ed
> ip link set eth0 up
> I haven't tested this on an install, but I think there is a reasonable chance
> that the ip command will be available and that things will work.

Thank you - that is useful - I will see if it works....



-- 
mike


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