Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 47007
Blank network configuration screen in installer
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:23 EDT
Description of Problem:
Doing a custom install of Fairfax-B1. After the bootloader screen, the
installer moves on to Network Configuration. In my situation, the Network
Configuration box was completely blank - no information at all in it.
Choosing "Next" let me proceed with the installation.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do a custom install.
2. Proceed past the bootloader screen to the next one.
3. It will be "Network Configuration", but there will be no information on
the screen, just an empty box.
No network configuration possible
Either a network configuration screen, or either no screen at all or an
error message if the card is not supported or has problems.
NIC is a 3COM EtherLink III, 3C509B.
The card was detected by Kudzu upon first boot of the running system. However,
choosing "configure" from within kudzu did not bring up any sort of network
configuration, and there is no /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 file.
Is this an ISA or PCI card?
It's an ISA card.
Kudzu won't detect ISA cards normally.
Also, were you doing a CDROM or network install?
This defect considered SHOULD-FIX for Fairfax gold-release.
I experienced this bug in beta 2. I did a custom install, but do not have any
network card installed.
I have reproduced this bug. It is still occuring as of 07/24/2001. The screen
should be skipped entirely if you have no network devices detected. It appears
that we are detecting network devices that don't exist.
Another experience :
Fairfax beta2 , no network card , CD/GUI install. I get an empty "network
configuration" screen. Clicking on NEXT moves the installation on without any
I don't know where to put this, so I put it here.
In CD/TUI installation I get asked for the hostname, but in GUI not ( I get the
empty screen ).
I've committed code to avoid this situation. It didn't make it into beta 3, but
it should appear after that.
*** Bug 51535 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***