Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 198744
Anaconda won't configure network interface
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:37 EST
Description of problem:
Anaconda has actually two observed problems:
1. Won't configure interface if IPV6 is diabled
2. Won't continue with install even when the log (vt3) show a
successful DHCP configuration.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. burn boot.iso of 2006-07-12 rawhide
2. boot with boot.iso
3. attempt network based install
Anaconda goes through all the steps to get a NFS or HTTP install started,
but fails to continue beyond the NIC initialization (DHCP) even when
the information on VT3 shows that the DHCP call was successfull.
work1: Celeron (Coppermine) @ 600 MHz 256 MiB RAM
RTL-8132 NIC on mobo VIA Chipset
I got the install to proceed by doing a static ip first and then the DHCP
configure was successful.
I also notice during the install that virtual switching has been broken. I
cannot switch to VT3 or VT4 once VT7 X server comes up in order to examine the
Additionally, I note that I had to use HTTP because NFS was denied by either
SELinux or a firewall setting on the work1 machine.
I can't be sure becase I couldn't examine the VT3 or VT4 screens.
This was a problem with libdhcp and has been fixed as of libdhcp-1.8 (as well as
some changes to anaconda's loader). Fixed in rawhide, will appear once we build
a new anaconda package.