Need help wth kickstart setup of network devices. ifcfg files being renamed to .bak

Howard Wilkinson howard at
Tue Jan 2 14:20:55 UTC 2007

Can anybody point me to the code that is renaming the ifcfg-<device> 
files I am creating in the post install part of kickstart. They end up 
as ifcfg<device>.bak and get replaced by DHCP entries. As we run our 
servers with bonded interfaces I need to get these device to come up as 
slaves to the bond device which has a static address.

I know this happens after the %post section has run and I am fairly sure 
it happens after the reboot and once the rc.sysinit hhas run for the 
first time. I do not have firstboot installed or any of the 
system-config-* packages so I have eliminated them from the path. I am 
fairly sure it is not anaconda itself that is doing this, but cannot for 
the life of me see where it could be happening.

I am running a slightly extended FC6 install with minimal packages.

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