Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 108172
network setup in anaconda has no defaults
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:32 EST
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Description of problem:
The network setup in anaconda previously (RedHat 9) filled in reasonable
defaults for netmask and gateway once the ip-address was entered.
In the Fedora core version, one has to enter all of this information by hand.
However, the code to fill in the defaults is still there: when doing an
nfs-based install, the text-mode part of anaconda asks for the networking
information, and this part is unchanged.
I think it might be very useful to have consistent behaviour between the various
parts of anaconda, and filling in a default netmask not only saves a lot of
typing, but it is also a great clue to users who don't know all the details
about network configuration.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Network setup has no reasonable defaults for non-dhcp addresses
Steps to Reproduce:
1.install fedora core (test3) from cd
2.switch off dhcp to give manual ip information
This shoudl be better in newer releases of Fedora Core