Description of problem:
If a user attempts to run anaconda to install RHEL 5 on a client, it can
sometimes take Anaconda over a half hour to get a dynamic IP address through its
ethernet interface from a DHCP server.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL 5 Gold
Always (at least when I try it)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start a RHEL 5 installation via CD or a kickstart on a machine
2. Wait until anaconda attempts to get a dynamic IP
3. Continue waiting
Anaconda finds an IP, but it takes over a half hour for it to do such.
Anaconda finds an IP within 5 minutes or so.
The test plan was run on a VMware box, and the RHEL 5 Gold installation was
initiated through an RHN Satellite-based kickstart.
Adding 'noipv6' to your kernel command line will make things faster if you don't
have IPv6 set up on your network
Need more details about your network. Half an hour seems a bit long. I would
believe 10 minutes, which is the RFC required timeout.
There seems to be something unique about your network setup. You also had the
bug report about noipv6 causing a SIGSEGV. Either you have an old release of
RHEL-5 or your network contains things that we are not accounting for correctly.
Make sure you are using RHEL-5 GOLD.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 231645 ***