Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 105642
network configuration in anaconda doesn't allow interfaces without an IP
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:31 EST
Description of problem:
Anaconda requires that ethernet cards are either given an IP or set to use DHCP.
In some configurations like PPPoE you don't actually want to give the NIC any
address. redhat-config-network allows this.
Not sure what the best way of fixing this would be, one possibility would be to
move network configuration into firstboot, which could just use
redhat-config-network, but this has issues as well. Or maybe allow a no IP
setting (possibly warning that it usually doesn't make sense), possibly
to configure PPPoE you need to use redhat-config-network after the install is done.
I assume PPPoE support in the installer is out of the question so I'm not even
suggesting that :-)
This is going to be something we need to ask about in firstboot as you guessed.
We can't move all network configuration into firstboot because
anaconda frequently needs network information in order to do network
I think the best solution is for people who need to configure PPPoE to
just run redhat-config-network after the installation.
Fair enough, as long as there's a way to skip that dialog (and end up
with no network at all) vs. the user having to setup a configuration
he doesn't want in anaconda just to get through the install. I believe
this is the case, but best to be sure...