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Old 02-24-2006, 11:25 PM   #1
ahmedb72
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hostname in kickstart config


I created a kickstart configuration file using system-config-kickstart utility. The utility doesn't ask me about the "hostname".

When trying to install Redhat linux on a pc using the file I created, it gives me a message "determining hostname and domain".

My questions are:
- on what bases the installer tries to determine the hostname and domain providing that no domain server is connected to the network?
- can I identify the hostname as part of the installation using kickstart file? and how?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 02-26-2006, 11:05 PM   #2
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You need to modify the “network...” line in the kickstart config file in order to specify the hostname.

It might look something like this:

Code:
network --device eth0 --bootproto dhcp --hostname WhateverYouWantToCallIt
 
Old 02-27-2006, 05:46 AM   #3
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thanks for your reply.

But why the system-config-kickstart utility doesn't have the option to add the hostname?
 
Old 03-03-2006, 01:54 AM   #4
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first you need to save your kickstart configuration then open the saved file with your editor (vi emacs ...)and then add
^--hostname WhateverYouWantToCallIt^ to the network line
 
Old 01-27-2009, 08:42 AM   #5
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If I'm using the Kickstart file to auto load several computers I would like kickstart to ask for the host name. I can use 'ask' in autoyast.xml for Opensuse and during the install it will bring up a box for the user to enter the hostname. Is there an option to do so for Fedora?
 
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It's a very old thread but it might help someone.
To ask for hostname with kickstart I put this code in my ks file :
Quote:
%pre
#!/bin/bash

###DEMANDE DU HOSTNAME#########################################
exec < /dev/tty6 > /dev/tty6
chvt 6
clear
echo "################################"
echo "# Une petite question ! #"
echo "################################"
echo -n "Entrer le nom de la machine (hostname): "
read hostn
hostname $hostn
echo -e "NETWORKING=yes\nHOSTNAME=$hostn" > /etc/sysconfig/network
echo "Vous avez choisit $hostn. Appuyer sur entrer pour continuer ou ctrl alt suppr pour redemarrer"
read
###Go back to tty1##
exec < /dev/tty1 > /dev/tty1
chvt 1
################################################################
 
  


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