Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 171103
Kicstart boot does not get ip address using dhcp
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:08 EST
Description of problem:
The client does not get ip from dhcp server when booted for kicstart
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL 3 AS Update 4
Steps to reproduce :
1) Boot from Redhat rhel 3 AS u4 CD.
2) type linux ks on the boot : prompt.
The kickstart installation fails to get ip for eth0
The kicstart should proceed after getting ip address from dhcp and get the
ctrl-alt-f3 shows the following error.
pump told us: No DHCP reply recieved.
Also pxeboot works fine and gets the ip from the dhcp server to load the
initrd and vmlinuz but fails to get ip during kicstart .
Hardware : Dell gx280
Ethernet card : Onboard Broadcom gigabit card (tg3)
OS :RHEL 3 AS Update 4
DHCP server :dhcp-3.0.1-10_EL3
pump is an obsolete dhcp client and many problems can be expected when using it.
Anaconda should be using ISC dhclient for network installs, not pump.
Hence I am moving this bug to the anaconda component - if anaconda maintainers
wish to continue using pump for kickstart installations, they should move this
bug to the 'pump' component, so it can be fixed there.
This should be resolved in later update releases.
The issue still exists with U5 release.
Do you have either a) spanning tree disabled or b) portfast enabled on your switch?
The answer to both the questions is NO.
This is a standalone switch and the dhcp works fine for 1st stage installer ie
initrd and vmlinuz.
I am also experiencing this issue on rhel3.5. This works on rhel4.1.
Yes it works with RHEL 3 U6 and above.