Bug 119056 - LTC7038-hostname not being propogated from parm file to installer
LTC7038-hostname not being propogated from parm file to installer
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-03-24 10:57 EST by Bill Goodrich
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-06-16 10:20:35 EDT
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TUI install with hostname propagated (15.70 KB, image/png)
2004-03-24 12:07 EST, Brock Organ
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Description Bill Goodrich 2004-03-24 10:57:14 EST
The following has be reported by IBM LTC:  
hostname not being propogated from parm file to installer
Hardware Environment:

Software Environment:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. normal install 

Actual Results:

host name not being propogated from parm file to installer

Expected Results:

hostname should have been progated 

Additional Information:
parm file content:

 root=/dev/ram0 ro ip=off DASD=0201                                  
 CHANDEV=qeth0,0x0600,0x0601,0x0602 BROADCAST=         
 NETTYPE=eth IPADDR= HOSTNAME=rh31bill.pdl.pok.ibm.com 
 NETMASK= GATEWAY= MTU 1500                 
 DNS= SEARCHDNS=pdl.pok.ibm.com NETWORK=
Comment 1 Brock Organ 2004-03-24 12:05:01 EST
Hi Bill,

In my tests so far the hostname is propagated through the installer
(see attached screenshot for example) ... I will try a permutation of
the parm file like yours above (ie the order of the parameters) to see
if that matters ...
Comment 2 Brock Organ 2004-03-24 12:07:11 EST
Created attachment 98831 [details]
TUI install with hostname propagated
Comment 4 Brock Organ 2004-03-24 16:11:08 EST
with additional help from bill (thanks!) I was able to reproduce this
internally ...
Comment 6 Florian La Roche 2004-04-20 05:55:21 EDT
Hostnames are only set for the installed machine if DNS contains
a valid setting for this. This is done this way across all archs AFAIK.
Comment 7 Bob Johnson 2004-04-20 09:40:06 EDT
So I would say this is working as designed ?
Comment 8 Bill Goodrich 2004-04-21 10:45:52 EDT
That messes up any hope for an automated install for those machines.
If the user specifies a host name why not accept it? 

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