Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 165784
current disklessrc cannot be used to boot 2.6.9-12.2.EL kernel
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:08 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #165730 +++
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
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
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