Bug 1572230 - Network install fails if proxy involved
Summary: Network install fails if proxy involved
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 27
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-04-26 13:11 UTC by Thomas Schweikle
Modified: 2018-11-30 22:08 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2018-11-30 22:08:31 UTC
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Description Thomas Schweikle 2018-04-26 13:11:21 UTC
Description of problem:
dhcp/tftp-server delivering grub. Grub then pulls in:
- kernel
- initrd

    menuentry "f27 Server (install)" {
      echo "Loading kernel ..."
      set gfxpayload=
      set root='(pxe)' 
      linux /fedora/f27/vmlinuz vga=788 ip=dhcp inst.repo=https://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/releases/27/Workstation/x86_64/os inst.proxy=http://proxy:8080 lang=de_DE keymap=de
      echo "Loading initrd ..."
      initrd /fedora/f27/initrd.img

System boots, pxe brings in kernel, initrd then transfers control to the loaded kernel. Kernel boots.
As soon as it is time to access inst.repo, this is done, but ignoring inst.proxy. Since no direct internet access install fails.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
anaconda as found on f26, f27, rawhide netinstall iso.

How reproducible:
Always. I could reproduce it with
- fedora 26
- fedora 27
- fedora rawhide

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup dhcp-server
2. Setup tftp-server
3. Configure it to deliver grub2
4. Configure grub2 to access tftp
5. Boot from network

Actual results:
anaconda ignores inst.proxy=<proxy-URL>, trying to directly connect to the internet based server.

Expected results:
anaconda honoring inst.proxy=<proxy-URL>, connecting to proxy to access the internet based server.

Additional info:
- Problem exists with:
- CentOS, RHEL, OracleLinux, ScientificLinux 6.x
- CentOS, RHEL, OracleLinux, ScientificLinux 7.x


Docs at https://rhinstaller.github.io/anaconda/boot-options.html state to set a proxy for anaconda it would be enough to define it on the kernel-command-line as I did.

Comment 1 Ben Cotton 2018-11-27 15:01:52 UTC
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Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2018-11-30 22:08:31 UTC
Fedora 27 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2018-11-30. Fedora 27 is
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