Setting ip/hostname during install process

I am installing several OpenSUSE 11.4 systems. There doesn’t seem to be a way to configure the network (static IP, hostname, etc) for the installed system, it just defaults to DHCP.

I do not want the installed system to use DHCP, it has a fixed IP. This is an irritation because when the system first boots it grabs a DHCP address and updates DNS, polluting our DNS with a nonsense hostname (linux-… where … is a random string) which then requires that somebody with admin rights on the Windows domain controller go remove the hostname.

I could not find a way to configure the network during installation. Is there a way to do this?

(Note: I’m aware of the F4 option at the first install screen… this sets up the network for a network install only, not for the installed system)

I’m pretty sure if you deselect automatic config here
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/11.4_DVD_Install/28.user_password_login.jpg

It should enable you to do that, I think

On 09/16/2011 07:16 PM, jhgarrison wrote:
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> I could not find a way to configure the network during installation.
> Is there a way to do this?

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on this screen

https://picasaweb.google.com/107564133608385811033/114_DVD_Install?gsessionid=2Jwm2sOb8BTwos5jYYH9Pg#5581713749731701618

uncheck/deselect “Automatic Configuration”

more nifty knowledge available here:
http://doc.opensuse.org/products/opensuse/openSUSE_113/opensuse-startup/cha.inst.html#sec.i.yast2.conf


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Wow, that was fast! Thanks for the replies.

As I suspected, you have to install from DVD or network to disable automatic configuration, not live CD: disabling Automatic Configuration.