Remote touchless install with a static IP?

Thomas Lange lange at
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> 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.
Hi Jake,

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

regards Thomas

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