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AW: Kickstart using static IP address



Hi List,

It seems that I have found the problem.
After I've entered the IP address information, anaconda is downloading the kickstart file and parsing it directly.
Unfortunately do I configure the network information in the %pre section and include it afterwards
	Like: %include /tmp/network-include

And since the kickstart parse does not find anything network related at the first time it parse the file it switches back to DHCP:
>From anaconda log:

...
file location http://<address>/ks.cfg
transferring ks
setting up kickstart
kickstartFromUrl
result of url ks
setting language to
need to setup networking
going to pick interface
going to do getNetConfig
sending dhcp request through device eth0

Does anyone has an idea, how I can avoid that anaconda is switching back to DHCP (meaning using the information I've entered)?

Thanks and all the best,
Si

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: kickstart-list-bounces redhat com 
> [mailto:kickstart-list-bounces redhat com] Im Auftrag von Simon Reber
> Gesendet: Freitag, 27. November 2009 15:05
> An: Discussion list about Kickstart
> Betreff: AW: Kickstart using static IP address
> 
> > Am 27.11.2009 um 13:44 schrieb Simon Reber:
> > 
> > > Hi List,
> > >
> > > I have a problem with my kickstart environment.
> > > The kickstart file and the packages are located on a web 
> > server and to
> > > start the installation, I've created an ISO from isolinux 
> (Source is
> > > CentOS 5.4)
> > >
> > > Everything works very well so far, since I have DHCP 
> available in  
> > > almost
> > > every network. But now the environment is being extended to an
> > > additional DMZ where I won't get DHCP running.
> > > But everything is build to support static IP address as 
> > well and at  
> > > the
> > > beginning it was working fine.
> > > The system booted from the ISO (mentioned above) then 
> asked my which
> > > Interface I want to use for installation (took eth0) and started  
> > > looking
> > > for a DHCP server to obtain an IP address. Since there was no DHCP
> > > Server present, anaconda came up with a mask where I 
> could define  
> > > static
> > > IP configuration and afterwards configure the selected NIC (IP,  
> > > Netmask,
> > > Gateway and DNS Server). When I pressed OK it contacted 
> > successfully  
> > > my
> > > kickstart web server and downloaded the kickstart file 
> (activity was
> > > logged in the web server log).
> > > But as soon as the kickstart file arrived on the server 
> it starts  
> > > again
> > > determine an IP address form a DHCP server which fails 
> (obviously).
> > > Because of this all IP information I've entered before are 
> > lost and  
> > > the
> > > further installation steps are failing (loading stage2.img, etc.)
> > > Since this is happening in such an early state I am not 
> > able to obtain
> > > any log files from anaconda.
> > >
> > > I know that I can define static information directly during 
> > boot (with
> > > ip=<ip address>, etc.) But I'd like to avoid this and use the way
> > > described above (I hardly remeber that I was successfully 
> > using this  
> > > in
> > > the past)
> > > So my question is:
> > > 	Does somebody know this behavior? And If yes is there a way to
> > > get around this or to make it working?
> > 
> > network --device eth0 --bootproto static --ip 10.10.10.XX 
> --netmask  
> > 255.255.255.0 --gateway 10.10.10.1 --nameserver 10.10.10.1
> Hi Ruediger, the problem is that this stuff is build during 
> installation
> in the kickstart file
> So I am not able to pre-define this information!
> 
> > 
> > > If you need my kickstart file, feel free to ask for it. I 
> > won't past  
> > > it
> > > into this mail to keep it simple.
> > >
> > > Thanks and all the best,
> > > Si
> > 
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