Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 211054
Text-mode install crashes on entering netmask as 24
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:45 EST
Description of problem:
Installer exits on entering IP address
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch installer with "linux text"
2. Proceed to network configuration screen for first interface
3. Deselect DHCP
4. Select IPv4
5. Enter 192.168.1.5 in IP address field
6. Enter 24 in netmask field (I was not sure if this was supposed to be 24 as in 192.168.1.5/24, or
7. hit OK
Installer exists with debug message (sorry, I was unable to capture this).
Should either accept this form of mask, or complain about format and allow correction.
This was with fc6-pre-i386 dvd
This is fixed in rawhide. You can enter either a dotted-quad IPv4 netmask
(e.g., 255.255.255.0) or the CIDR prefix (e.g., 24). Both are acceptable.