Why does static network configuration in kickstart not applied after installation in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7?

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • The kickstart file includes %pre section to generate /tmp/buildnet with the static network configuration.
  • The kickstart file is in HTTP server.
  • After installation, the static network configuration is not reflected. It's using dhcp with BOOTPROTO=dhcp in ifcfg-* configuration file.
  • Also the files /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 contains entries with 0 appended as follows which makes network down as well.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • NetworkManager

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