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Bug 16989 - kickstart always tries dhcp
kickstart always tries dhcp
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 2000-08-26 14:17 EDT by Michael Redinger
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-05 19:51:25 EDT
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Description Michael Redinger 2000-08-26 14:17:06 EDT
Since RC2 kickstart always seems to send DHCP requests even when DNS is
configured properly in ks.cfg.
On console 3 I see that reverse  lookup works, but then suddenly kickstart
starts searching for a DHCP server, finds it, gets the answer (which says
that there's no configuration for that file), which is displayed on console
4. On console 3 a message is printed that DHCP did not work. As there is
already a working DNS configuration, installation continues (the best sign
is that NFS mount - well, this obviousely means I'm doing a NFS kickstart
insetall - works). However, I don't like our dHCP server being asked by
clients that shouldn't ...
The same config file (just with package list updated) worked fine in RC1.

ks.cfg DNS part:

network --bootproto static --ip --netmask
--gateway --nameserver
nfs --server myserver.mydomain --dir /my/install/dir

device ethernet 3c59x
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-08-29 12:22:35 EDT
Brock please try to reproduce.
Comment 2 Brock Organ 2000-11-01 16:20:01 EST
reassigning these to dale@redhat.com for further review ...
Comment 3 Dale Lovelace 2000-11-08 15:14:12 EST
I can't reproduce this with 7.0 final. Static networking seems to work without
doing a dhcp call.
Comment 4 Michael Redinger 2001-09-03 06:00:22 EDT
Tried this with 7.2 RC2. Same problem still - although I do specify static parameters, a DHCP lookup is done. As it fails, anaconda falls back to the
provided static information and works fine. 

Can anyone reproduce this?
Comment 5 Matt Wilson 2001-09-05 20:04:47 EDT
I did the following:

network --device eth0 --bootproto static --ip --netmask --gateway --nameserver
nfs --server p --dir /mnt/test/msw/i386

and no dhcp request was sent.

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