fai-installation with static ip-address

Bob Apodaca bob at phxlab.honeywell.com
Thu Jul 31 15:38:07 CEST 2014

On 07/31/2014 03:50 AM, Werner Pommerer wrote:
> Hello,
> can anyone give an example, how to do  a fai-installation
> with static ip-addresses for the clients? There are no dhcp-servers in
> our subnets, where the servers are.
I have done this, though it was not the easiest task. My first step was 
to create a bootable CD-ROM that uses GRUB to load the FAI kernel and 
initrd (if you search the FAI archives I believe I posted the steps 
previously). Next, I created some custom entries where I could specify 
the IP address, similar to:

menuentry 'Wheezy 32 bit FAI using static IP' {
         insmod part_msdos
         echo    'Loading Linux 3.2.0-4-686-pae ...'
         linux   /wheezy/vmlinuz-3.2.0-4-686-pae 
ip= root=/dev/nfs 
nfsroot= aufs boot=live 
FAI_FLAGS=verbose,sshd,createvt FAI_ACTION=install 
BOOT_IMAGE=vmlinuz-3.2.0-4-686-pae HOSTNAME=
         echo    'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
         initrd  /wheezy/initrd.img-3.2.0-4-686-pae

I've obscured the IP addresses, for your reference: is the IP address of the target system is the network gateway is the IP of the FAI server

and I have to fill-in the HOSTNAME= parameter so FAI will know what type 
of installation to perform.

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