Originally Posted by stoat
Well, I may have misunderstood what you want to accomplish. When I do these minmal installations, the first thing that I do is install the X Window System group and a desktop package group and change the default runlevel to 5 in /etc/inittab. After that, rebooting leads to the normal and familiar graphic Firstboot stuff to create a user account. Next is NetworkManager and configuring the NIC or wireless card. From there on, it boots into a normal desktop environment with Internet, and I install whatever else I need. So I never deal with dhclient after that first time. Do you want something different to happen?
In my case, since I did not install gnome desktop environment group, things went slightly different. First I had to install some fonts, then enable root login, then edit the file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 and change ONBOOT=no to ONBOOT=yes. Finally change the default runlevel to 5 in /etc/inittab.
To enable internet connection I install NetworManager and NetworkManager-gnome and the firmware for my wireless card.
Thank you very much stoat to put me in the right way.