My question is why can't I change the MAC address in a shell executed by the installer? I execute ifconfig and it shows eht0 with the settings provided earlier in the install but if i try running
ifconfig eth0 down
ifconfig eth0 hw ether <mac address>
ifconfig eth0 up
route add default gw <default gw>
it just leaves the same mac address. I've tried searching on google for a bug or something but I couldn't find anything relevant. Any ideas?