Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 256761
anaconda fails on manually configuring network interface when ipv4 disabled
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:47 EST
Description of problem:
When configuring the network interface, there is an option to select DHCP or
manual configuration. Then there is a checkbox "Enable ipv4". When this
checkbox is not selected, it is impossible to enter IP address for the given
interface. After clicking OK for the dialog, anaconda reports exception,
complaining about missing IP address and the installation halts.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run installation of RHEL from optical media.
2. Bring up the box for configuring network interface (e.g. by trying to add
iscsi target during disk partitioning).
3. Uncheck the use dhcp box and use ipv4 box.
4. Click OK.
The installation stops, reporting missing address exception.
a) Recover from the error, allowing to correct the mistake
b) Do not allow user to uncheck the box, if the address is really required.
I tried it on RHEL 5 Server and RHEL 5.1 snapshot 0822. Sorry for not
providing exact messages, I have troubles running kvm console - just ask if
you need something.
The iSCSI netconfig dialog box is not like any of the other netconfig dialog
boxes in anaconda. Easiest fix here is either remove the Enable IPv4 checkbox
or force it to be selected all the time. That would be minimal UI change and
I'm leaning towards having it there, but forcing it to be selected all the time.
Flagging for 5.2. Thanks for the report.
I just worked on this for the past two days for RHEL 5.1. I'm pretty sure this
is the same bug, so I'm duping it.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 235824 ***