Bug 229670 - anaconda does not bring up loopback device during install
Summary: anaconda does not bring up loopback device during install
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Cantrell
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Reported: 2007-02-22 17:15 UTC by Orion Poplawski
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-03-06 20:54:05 UTC

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Description Orion Poplawski 2007-02-22 17:15:31 UTC
Doing a PXE/kickstart/NFS install of rawhide from 20070222.  The loopback device
is not configured.  This prevents me from mounting an nfs directory in %post
because the mount.nfs command tries to contact the local portmap server via the
loopback address.

Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2007-02-22 17:33:08 UTC
David - looks like lo is configured, but not brought up.  Similar to other
issues we've had with regular interfaces.

Orion - for now you should be able to work around this with a quick "ifconfig lo
up" at the beginning of your %post script.

Comment 2 David Cantrell 2007-03-06 20:54:05 UTC
Yeah, the netlink API is not friendly past kernel 2.6.17.  Rewrote
initLoopback() to use ioctl() and it's working now.

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