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|Summary:||NFS install over PLIP does not work properly.|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Matt Wilson <msw>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-01-11 22:39:17 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description David Lawrence 1998-12-08 14:00:21 EST
the redhat 5.2 installation disk fails to install via an NFS mounted partition on a PLIP device at startup the installer threats the PLIP device as it were an ethernet, this is wrong too. the installer should prompt up a dialog and let the user input the LOCALIP and REMOTEIP for the PLIP device. PLIP is important on installing Linux on laptops via parallelcable, since much of them do not have an ethernet and a CDROM drive.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1998-12-08 14:01:59 EST
I have verified this to be a problem during the install. The install program is trying to setup the plip device as a ethernet device and not as a point to point device. This has been assigned to a developer.
Comment 2 David Lawrence 1998-12-13 17:51:59 EST
*** Bug 353 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. *** Hi, I tested to install the RH 5.2 to a laptop via NFS over PLIP. It does not work because, when selecting install via NFS and then the PLIP device, the installer does the insmod plip, but then it tries to activate it as it were a broadcast device (like ethernet) Solution: when selecting PLIP , the installer should popup a dialog and ask local ipaddr and the remote pointopoint ipaddr, and then do a nice ifconfig plip1 LOCALIP pointopoint REMOTEIP and route add -host REMOTEIP dev plip1 remember: there are many laptops around with NO CDROM drive nor a NIC, so this installation mode via PLIP is one of the easiest if you have a 2nd computer. best regards, Benno. ------- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 12/12/98 14:06 ------- ** This bug is a duplicate of 353 **
Comment 3 Matt Wilson 1999-01-11 22:39:59 EST
Setting the netmask to 255.255.255.255 and the gateway to the IP of the other machine should make PLIP work with no problems.