Hello. I'm working on setting up an autoyast installation system for a cluster computing environment. This seems like the perfect tool, except for one small part.
When I start the autoyast install, I'd really like a small menu to ask me "Which node would you like this machine to be?" I'd like to be able to type a number (like 42), and then have the machines network set up so that it's IP is based on that number (like 10.0.0.42), and so is its hostname (like "node42").
What I've come up with is doing something like putting up a CGI script, such that I can run "linux autoyast=http://cgihost/autoyast.cgi?42", and have that CGI script send back an autoyast configuration file specifically generated for node42 (basically a dynamic equivalent of creating node1.xml through node255.xml and just passing in autoyast=node42.xml).
Does anyone have a better idea? I really don't want to write a script that actually modifies ifconfig and stuff manually - that just seems to not be in the spirit of autoyast. I just haven't figured a way yet to have a pre-install script, run by autoyast, gather the data I want, and then proceed with these values (i.e. the xml file has no way to allow one part of the file to define a variable for a later part to use). Anyone know differently?