Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 3920
Network won't initialize during Kickstart install.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:51 EDT
Using the following kickstart file, after installation of
all packages, during the network configuraion step, the
install cannot do a reverse name lookup to determine the
host and domain name. Upon further inspection the network
device driver is being installed and eth0 exists, but is not
--------- begin ks.cfg ----------
device ethernet 3c59x
network --bootproto static --ip 192.168.73.7 --netmask
255.255.255.0 --gateway 192.168.73.254 --nameserver
# part <mntpt> --size <size in megs> [--grow] [--maxsize
<size in megs>]
part / --size 250
part swap --size 64
part /usr --size 800 --grow --maxsize 1200
part /var --size 500 --grow --maxsize 800
part /tmp --size 100 --grow --maxsize 800
xconfig --monitor "Generic08"
auth --useshadow --enablemd5
lilo --location mbr
# '@ component' may be used to include entire components
@ Printer Support
@ DOS/Windows Connectivity
@ SMB (Samba) Connectivity
@ DNS Name Server
@ Network Management Workstation
@ C Development
@ Development Libraries
@ C++ Development
@ Extra Documentation
--------- end ks.cfg ----------
One thing that might be causing what you are seeing is the fact that
it appears as if the network line of the config file is not on one
single line. It has to be on the same line in order for the install
to process it. As it is (where it appears to be on different lines)
the nameserver is not getting set and therefore no name lookup!
Reopen this bug if you still have problems after modifying this.
The network directive is on one single line.
Looking back I realize this is a known bug in the installer. This
issue is being assigned to a developer for further action.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 192 ***