|Summary:||kickstart with bootp doesn't config static network|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||bentlema|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Matt Wilson <msw>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:|
|Version:||5.2||CC:||adam, jorma.laaksonen, marty.trey|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2000-02-10 18:39:09 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description bentlema 1998-11-25 02:08:04 UTC
I'm using a BOOTP server to obtain the network info for a client doing a kickstart. The client obtains the kickstart file just fine, reads everything in, NFS-mounts up the RedHat5.2 distribution over NFS, and proceeds with the installation. Even though I'm specifying a "network --bootproto static ..." line in my kickstart client config file, the machines comes up after the install and contacts the BOOTP server once again to obtain its networking parameters. I'm having to manually configure the following files in the post-installation section to get around this bug: /etc/sysconfig/network /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 /etc/hosts /etc/resolv.conf The interesting thing is if I take the exact same kickstart config file and copy it onto the bootdisk, and do a "linux ks=floppy" the networking is configured correctly. It appears that the kickstart installation program is making the incorrect assumption that If I'm using a BOOTP server during the install phase, that I will always want to use a BOOTP server to obtain network config info. We should be able to use a BOOTP server to do obtain a clients network configuration (so that we can install the distribution over NFS) and configure networking statically so that upon reboot the machine can boot up without BOOTP. I can provide you with my kickstart config file and bootptab file if that helps.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1998-11-30 20:19:59 UTC
I have verified this to be a bug. This is being assigned to a developer.
Comment 2 Preston Brown 1999-03-18 15:36:59 UTC
Matt? Any progress on this one?
Comment 3 Jay Turner 1999-07-07 13:31:59 UTC
*** Bug 3920 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. *** Using the following kickstart file, after installation of all packages, during the network configuraion step, the install cannot do a reverse name lookup to determine the host and domain name. Upon further inspection the network device driver is being installed and eth0 exists, but is not configured. --------- begin ks.cfg ---------- lang en device ethernet 3c59x network --bootproto static --ip 192.168.73.7 --netmask 255.255.255.0 --gateway 192.168.73.254 --nameserver 192.168.72.140 cdrom keyboard us zerombr yes clearpart --all # # part <mntpt> --size <size in megs> [--grow] [--maxsize <size in megs>] # part / --size 250 part swap --size 64 part /usr --size 800 --grow --maxsize 1200 part /var --size 500 --grow --maxsize 800 part /tmp --size 100 --grow --maxsize 800 install mouse msintellips/2 timezone US/Eastern xconfig --monitor "Generic08" skipx yes auth --useshadow --enablemd5 lilo --location mbr # '@ component' may be used to include entire components %packages @ Printer Support @ KDE @ DOS/Windows Connectivity @ SMB (Samba) Connectivity @ DNS Name Server @ Network Management Workstation @ C Development @ Development Libraries @ C++ Development @ Extra Documentation --------- end ks.cfg ---------- ------- Additional Comments From jturner 07/06/99 15:51 ------- One thing that might be causing what you are seeing is the fact that it appears as if the network line of the config file is not on one single line. It has to be on the same line in order for the install to process it. As it is (where it appears to be on different lines) the nameserver is not getting set and therefore no name lookup! Reopen this bug if you still have problems after modifying this. ------- Additional Comments From Marty.Trey.GOV 07/07/99 06:52 ------- The network directive is on one single line.
Comment 4 Jay Turner 1999-07-07 15:10:59 UTC
*** Bug 2724 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. *** When doing a kickstart install, using a DHCP/NFS combination for the install, if the kickstart file specifies network --bootproto static in the config file, the installer fails to change the ethernet config from BOOTP/DHCP to static. Relevant bits of the kickstart file follows: network --bootproto static --ip 126.96.36.199 --netmask 255.255.255.0 --gateway 188.8.131.52 --nameserver 184.108.40.206 (all on one line, of course) After a reboot, you will notice that the /etc/sysconfig/network and /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 files have failed to change to static from BOOTP/DHCP. Adam
Comment 5 Jay Turner 2000-02-10 18:39:59 UTC
This is fixed in the latest installer (available in beta)