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Troubleshooting - OSX - Restoring OSX With A Static IP

Apple's restore utility requires a network connection. Since I work with a network that doesn't support DHCP, I need to manually assign an IP while in the recovery partition.

While starting up from the recovery partition

Launch Terminal.

Get list of network ports with the following command.

networksetup ­listallnetworkservices

Verify that "Ethernet" is how the Ethernet port is named. Modify as needed. 

networksetup -setmanual Ethernet [ip] [subnet] [gateway] 
networksetup -setdnsservers Ethernet [ip]

Quit Terminal

Turn off Wi-Fi to make sure the Ethernet port is preferred.

Run the Installer as per normal.

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