Network is configured with dhcp even when the static ip information is given in boot parameter and kickstart

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Issue

  • We tried to install RHEL 6.4 with kickstart on subnet without DHCP.
  • We used boot.iso to boot the system for the installation.
  • In the boot parameter, the static ip information was given.
ks=http://192.168.100.254/ks.cfg bootproto=static ip=192.168.1.100 netmask=255.255.255.0 gateway=192.168.1.254
  • Also, the kickstart file has the following commands.
url --url http://192.168.30.1/rhel64/server/x86_64/
network --device=eth0 --onboot yes --bootproto=static ip=192.168.1.100 netmask=255.255.255.0 gateway=192.168.1.254 --noipv6
  • On the network with no DHCP server, it ends up in an infinite loop of the system waiting for a DHCP reservation. The given static ip information was not used.

Environment

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4

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