scripting sysinstall for pxeboot

Ceri Davies ceri at
Sun Feb 12 08:42:33 PST 2006

On 11 Feb 2006, at 04:30, Christopher Cowart wrote:

> On a not-a-show-stopper note, is there any way to get around  
> specifying
> the hostname and/or net device? I'd rather not specify the hostname so
> that I can have one generic script for many machines. Further, what if
> a some other machine has a different kind of NIC? By hardcoding these
> values into install.cfg, the solution becomes much less maintainable.
> Why can't it obtain the hostname from DHCP? Any thoughts on this?

Net device, I think you're out of luck.  As for the hostname, if the
DHCP server actually sends a hostname, then you *can* leave it out of

That must be wonderful!  I don't understand it at all.
                                                   -- Moliere

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