Bug 119056 - LTC7038-hostname not being propogated from parm file to installer
Summary: LTC7038-hostname not being propogated from parm file to installer
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 3.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-03-24 15:57 UTC by Bill Goodrich
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-06-16 14:20:35 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
TUI install with hostname propagated (15.70 KB, image/png)
2004-03-24 17:07 UTC, Brock Organ
no flags Details

Description Bill Goodrich 2004-03-24 15:57:14 UTC
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 17:05:01 UTC
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 17:07:11 UTC
Created attachment 98831 [details]
TUI install with hostname propagated

Comment 4 Brock Organ 2004-03-24 21:11:08 UTC
with additional help from bill (thanks!) I was able to reproduce this
internally ...

Comment 6 Florian La Roche 2004-04-20 09:55:21 UTC
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 13:40:06 UTC
So I would say this is working as designed ?

Comment 8 Bill Goodrich 2004-04-21 14:45:52 UTC
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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