Remote touchless install with a static IP?
lange at cs.uni-koeln.de
Thu Oct 1 16:13:20 CEST 2020
Hi >>>>> On Wed, 30 Sep 2020 03:20:03 +0000, "Holland, Jake via linux-fai" <linux-fai at uni-koeln.de> said:
> But it looks like the FAI docs really want me to use dhcp, and I
> cannot do this thing. I don't have control of the environment there
> where the machine is located. If that's truly a requirement for FAI,
> I'll have to find another way.
you can build a FAI CD (or USB stick) which does not need any internet
connection. Have you already tried the FAIme service at
If you remove rd.neednet from the grub cmdline, the system will not
try to use dhcp. You also set an IP via ip=.......
> I get the impression it's possible to do this from the grub menuentry,
> but I haven't figured out how yet (Perhaps export? But I'm not sure,
> this seems a different use than the examples the grub docs give.)
During the FAI boot process we use dracut, which supports setting a
static IP. Have a look at the dracut.cmdline manual
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