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I am using Kickstart to automate a CentOS install. I wanted one of the interfaces to have static IP so I wrote -

network --onboot yes --bootproto static \
        -ip="intended IP" -netmask="intended netmask" \
        -gateway="intented gateway" --device eth0*

I also wanted the other ethernet to have dynamic ip so i also configured a DHCP server for my network and for the other interface card wrote

network --onboot yes --device eth1 --bootproto dhcp

But to my surprise the ethernet to be configured static was also provided with dynamic IP. What is wrong here?

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The answer seems simple. You used the wrong syntax. "-" instead of "--".

  • No Nils I checked via ksconfig program too – mandeep Sep 11 '12 at 11:31
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    @mandeep that would not be the first GUI to generate a wrong configuration. I checked the CentOS-kickstart-documentation for the syntax. – Nils Sep 12 '12 at 19:51

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