Bug 103310 - Docs incorrectly say netprofiles can't be set at boot time
Docs incorrectly say netprofiles can't be set at boot time
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhl-cg (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tammy Fox
Tammy Fox
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Reported: 2003-08-28 14:57 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:57 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-08-29 17:06:57 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2003-08-28 14:57:57 EDT
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Description of problem:
Really a documentation issue:


says that "A profile cannot be activated at boot time": it can and this proves
very useful once I realised!

grep netprofile /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit

shows that all the hooks for passing netprofile= via grub are there as the boot
process correctly read /proc/cmdline.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up a new network profile
2. Pass netprofile=<new profile name> via grub.conf
3. Boot into the new profile

Actual Results:  It works.

Expected Results:  It should have worked. The documentation denies this.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tammy Fox 2003-08-28 18:40:03 EDT
Thanks for the information. I'll try it out. I said that because when I asked
the developer about it, he told me that you couldn't activate them at boot time.
Comment 2 Tammy Fox 2003-08-29 17:06:57 EDT
A docs errata for this should appear in less than an hour on

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