Bug 146833 - Request option to disable DHCP network detection
Summary: Request option to disable DHCP network detection
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-02-01 23:19 UTC by Matthew Riedel
Modified: 2008-08-02 23:40 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-06-29 15:08:49 UTC
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Description Matthew Riedel 2005-02-01 23:19:18 UTC
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Description of problem:
It would be nice to have an append option that would be something like
ip=prompt.  There is ip=dhcp, which seems to be the default, but no
way of turning off the dhcp request when it's looking for network
information.  This would save time in our organization, as most
systems are static IPs.  Also, in the current release (RHEL 3, U4),
after it fails to find an IP w/ dhcp, it prompts for information.  If
you enter correct information, and press OK, it will do another dhcp
probe, fail, and ask you again for IP information.  This time it will

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do an HTTP install of RHEL 3, U4 in a non-DHCP environment
2. Let it probe, then fail.  Enter correct IP information
3. Let it probe and fail again, then enter correct IP information, and
this time it will continue.

Actual Results:  It continues the install.

Expected Results:  The installer should only prompt once for IP
information if the DHCP probe fails.  Would be even better to be able
to optionally disable DHCP probing and simply prompt the user for

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-02-03 18:38:53 UTC
Are you getting your ks.cfg from the network?  If so, that's probably
why it's prompting twice (we reconfig the network with the information
from the ks.cfg)

Comment 2 Matthew Riedel 2005-02-03 18:42:05 UTC
Yes, we are going over http.  However, the bootproto statement says
"static".  I could try adding a --ip and get the IP address from CGI
variables and see if it doesn't ask again..  I'll post the result when
I have it.

Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2006-06-29 15:08:49 UTC
Closing due to lack of updates.  Feel free to reopen if you have more
information to add to this bug report.

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