Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 165730
current disklessrc cannot be used to boot 2.6.9-12.2.EL kernel
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:19 EST
Description of problem:
disklessrc had always brought up the boot interface (eg. eth0) and
did a 'host' lookup before bringing up the loopback device.
The 'host' lookup could cause the ipv6 module to be loaded before
the loopback device is brought up which causes kernel-2.6.9-12.2.EL
(the current RHEL-4-U2 kernel) to get an Oops and panic ( bug 165669 ).
The workaround is to bring up the loopback device before the boot interface.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All system-config-netboot versions prior to 0.1.26-1_EL4 with
Steps to Reproduce:
Use system-config-netboot to create a diskless client with kernel-2.6.9-12.2-EL
Diskless client never boots - kernel panics
Diskless client should boot up fine
This is now fixed with system-config-netboot-0.1.26 .
The disklessrc will now bring up the loopback interface before configuring
the boot interface or doing DNS lookups.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.