Bug 216775 - Obtaining dynamic ks.cfg does not reconfigure network
Obtaining dynamic ks.cfg does not reconfigure network
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Chris Lumens
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Reported: 2006-11-21 17:33 EST by Joe Ogulin
Modified: 2008-01-18 12:18 EST (History)
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CGI script used to generate dynamic KS file (3.91 KB, application/x-perl)
2006-11-21 17:33 EST, Joe Ogulin
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Description Joe Ogulin 2006-11-21 17:33:07 EST
Description of problem:
When obtaining the kickstart file from a web source, the network device is not
reconfigured to match what comes in with the kickstart file.

Yes, I know the network is configured initially using DHCP, but there is a
network command in the kickstart file that specifies a static IP address, and it
is not applied prior to attempting NFS mounts.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 6 (possibly prior versions as well)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Place a CGI script on a local web server to provide the kickstart file.
(Script I use is attached.)
2. Set up an NFS server that restricts access to a limited set of IP addresses
3. Set up the DHCP server to send out addresses not in the exports list from 2.
4. Boot a cd, and enter:
linux ks=http://www.example.com/cgi-bin/ks.pl?option1=x&option2=y
Actual results:
Could not mount NFS file system because the IP address is still that assigned by
the DHCP server

Expected results:
eth0 is configured with the kickstart-specified information once the kickstart
file is obtained

Additional info:
Comment 1 Joe Ogulin 2006-11-21 17:33:07 EST
Created attachment 141843 [details]
CGI script used to generate dynamic KS file
Comment 2 Joe Ogulin 2006-11-22 11:43:52 EST
the boot/install line should read:
or something similar
Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2008-01-18 12:18:11 EST
This should be fixed in F9.  Loads of network config fixes have gone in.

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