Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 508550
preupgrade insists on using NetworkManager, but IP address is static!!
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:10:15 EST
Description of problem:
I have successfully run preupgrade and am now trying to reboot to start the actual upgrade process. However, anaconda keeps trying to configure my network interface via NetworkManager. (/boot didn't have enough space to contain everything, but this was apparently not a problem so long as there was a wired network available. Which there is.)
NetworkManager doesn't have a hope in *^%%! hell of configuring this network interface because it's configured statically. I therefore need a way of turning NetworkManager *OFF* and setting the network configuration manually.
I have already tried adding "asknetwork", "ip=.... netmask=.... dns=.... gateway=...." to my boot command line, but NetworkManager ignored them all.
Ditto with adding these parameters to my ks.cfg file.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run preupgrade
2. Boot into the following kernel in my grub.conf file
title Upgrade to Fedora 11 (Leonidas)
kernel /upgrade/vmlinuz asknetwork preupgrade repo=hd::/var/cache/yum/preupgrade stage2=http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/11/Fedora/i386/os/images/install.img ks=hd:UUID=75ca9d18-375e-41d2-96da-4f79794e4ba7:/upgrade/ks.cfg
3. Watch as NetworkManager repeatedly, stupidly tries to configure a network that isn't running DHCP.
Fedora 11 does not install. My blood pressure sky-rockets.
Fedora 10 is upgraded to Fedora 11.
Whose dumb idea was it to create an automated tool without a manual override?
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 475027 ***