Using settings.txt on a bootcd fails to set a fixed IP address

  • 3660821
  • 07-Nov-2007
  • 30-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management Support Pack 1 Hot Patch 4 - ZDM7 SP1 HP4 Imaging

Situation

Within settings.txt a fixed IP address can be specified so that the imaging environment will have an IP address in environments without a DHCP server. The bootcd from ZDM7 SP1 Hot Patch 4 fails to recognize the fixed IP address within settings.txt and will still try to find a DHCP server.

Resolution

The Linux environment based on SLES 10 needs a small change in the settings.txt. Previously the settings.txt had an option"netsetup=1", this will however cause the SLES 10 based imaging environment to still get a DHCP address. With SLES 10 the netsetup option needs to be set to "netsetup=-dhcp,all"

Within the settings.txt, change the line "netsetup=1" to "netsetup=-dhcp,all"
Note: quotes should be included in the settings.txt string.

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