Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 445506
network configuration ignored after installation
Last modified: 2009-02-16 15:32:10 EST
Description of problem:
While installing Fedora 9 Preview, using net/http install, I was asked about my
network configuration (IP addresses, netmasks, hostname, gateway).
I configured a static IP address, but after booting, I found that my
configuration was completely ignored.
I noticed NetworkManager running, and I stopped it. After a reboot, I had no
network, as the init script wasn't set for starting on boot. Fixed the problem,
rebooted, and all was ok.
If I'm asked for network configuration when installing, it should be saved and
used, not ignored.
Note that I'm talking about the configuration of the interfaces. The
installation was made with "ip=dhcp noipv6 ksdevice=link", so the configuration
I entered wasn't for the installation proper.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 9 preview.
Only installed once.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. When installing, enter a static IP address for a network interface;
2. After installation, check if network is correctly configured with the defined
My machine has two network interfaces, and the dhcp configuration has only the
mac-address for the now disconnected interface. So it is giving me a dynamic
address, but I have one static assigned.
The generated anaconda-ks.cfg file has:
network --device eth0 --onboot no --bootproto dhcp --hostname xxx
network --device eth1 --bootproto static --ip yyy.zzz --netmask 255.255.255.0
--gateway yyy.1 --nameserver yyy.2,yyy.1 --hostname xxx
Please try upgrading/installing from rawhide - a few bugs were fixed in exactly
(In reply to comment #1)
> Please try upgrading/installing from rawhide - a few bugs were fixed in exactly
> this area.
I can't install from current rawhide. Just made a sync with
download.fedora.redhat.com, and I get the error in the picture that follows.
Created attachment 305116 [details]
anaconda install error
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
That's a totally different bug from your original report. Please file a
separate bug for that if you are still seeing it. Closing this one out on the
basis of comment #1.
I've just reinstalled Fedora 9. Same problem.
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 created with the configuration that I
created in the installer, but completely ignored.
Do you have both the network and NetworkManager services enabled? (chkconfig
<service name> --list)
(In reply to comment #7)
> Do you have both the network and NetworkManager services enabled? (chkconfig
> <service name> --list)
It was a complete re-install, so the services were as the installation made them be.
The network service was disabled, and NetworkManagar was enabled and running.
I turned off NetworkManager and switched to "network", and now my network
configuration comes ok.
I reproduced this bug in rawhide with anaconda 188.8.131.52.
I install rawhide with a static IPv4 addressing scheme. After the first boot I
see NetworkManager active and network not active. Due to this there is a
dhcpclient active for the interface defined static. So it has the DHCP address
not the static IP address.
Stopping NetworkManager and starting network changes things as I expect them to be.
Please give F10 beta a try when it is released. We've got a whole lot of new networking code that should fix up lots of issues like this one. Feel free to move out of MODIFIED if you see this is still a problem. Thanks.