Bug 13097 - different network options gui/text installs
different network options gui/text installs
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
7.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-06-27 03:59 EDT by Gene Czarcinski
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-07 06:46:24 EDT
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Description Gene Czarcinski 2000-06-27 03:59:30 EDT
The network options are different for gui versus text installs.

For the text install, dhcp is the default.  For the gui install, dhcp is
not selected by default.
Comment 1 Erik Troan 2000-07-13 18:08:29 EDT
While this seems a bit silly, we did it on purpose. In GUI you can configure
multiple ethernet cards,
and if you don't notice this and don't configure eth1 (for example) the machine
can take
a long time to boot as it tries to dhcp out devices that don't have dhcp
support. Bad.
Comment 2 Gene Czarcinski 2000-07-14 12:08:59 EDT
This is not worth too much effort.  In any case, I think you may have missed my
point.

I believe that the gui version has it right -- the default should be NOT dhcp. 
I believe that the text interface should be changed (to make it consistent). 
This has the additional benefit of defaulting to something "safe".  This should
not both "expert" users (the change of defaults) and can help novice users not
get into "trouble".

I am leaving this "resolved" because it is "working as designed".

Gene

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