Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 371821
boot command line "ip=xx.xx.xx.xx" ignored, still defaults to DHCP
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:21 EST
Description of problem: anaconda ignores static IP information on the command line.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): anaconda installer
How reproducible: Always ( only tried on D830 and D600 laptops so far )
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot from usb device with diskboot.img on it
2. "vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img text ks=http://192.168.0.1/ks.cfg ksdevice=link
ip=192.168.0.2 netmask=255.255.255.0 noipv6
"Sending request for IP information for eth0...", I waited 10 minutes and
anaconda did not revert back to the "interactive" screen.
Log screen shows eth0 link is up.
Expected results: A kickstart install.
I tried with/without ksdevice=[link|eth0|eth1]
Works in FC6 and FC7
I am seeing the same problem but only with x86_64. The i386 version works fine.
In addition, the kickstart fails as described above even if I have working DHCP
server and use it for installation. Attached is a portion of the syslog from the
machine that's running the DHCP server. The first DHCPDISCOVER is from the PXE
boot and it works fine. The second and subsequent DHCPDISCOVER (after the tftp
messages) are from anaconda. It seems to be stuck in a DHCPDISCOVER loop and
never issues DHCPREQUEST, even though the server is replying with DHCPOFFER.
Created attachment 268431 [details]
syslog messages from DHCP server
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 374271 ***