Bug 600041 - Networking doesn't come up on boot.
Summary: Networking doesn't come up on boot.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager   
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Version: 13
Hardware: x86_64 Linux
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Assignee: Dan Williams
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Keywords: Reopened
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Reported: 2010-06-03 21:25 UTC by richter.gerald
Modified: 2013-01-10 05:59 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-06-27 17:28:25 UTC
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Description richter.gerald 2010-06-03 21:25:26 UTC
Description of problem:
Fresh install of Fedora 13 on a (supposed to be headless) server without X results in having to log into the console and "ifup eth0" every boot. This is obnoxious.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Install FC13 on a computer with a minimal set of packages and no X.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC13, without X or any of the X dependant netmanager stuff.
2. Configure network settings (vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0).
3. Reboot.
Actual results:
eth0 exists without any network settings.

Expected results:
eth0 exists with valid IP info.

Additional info:
Eventually figured out that I had to "chkconfig network on" in order to make it behave. This is a problematic fail in the installer routines, networking should be functional from any sort of fresh install.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2010-06-04 15:13:10 UTC
The default installation includes NetworkManager, enabled by default. If you choose to remove or disable that, you need to enable the network service.

Comment 2 richter.gerald 2010-06-04 15:24:17 UTC
Wrong. NetworkManager does not provide a functional interface. This is a bug.

Comment 3 richter.gerald 2010-06-04 15:27:44 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> The default installation includes NetworkManager, enabled by default. If you
> choose to remove or disable that, you need to enable the network service.    

This is a poor choice if NetworkManager cannot provide an interface that is functional useable w/o X. This is an issue that, if not fixed, should be appropriately documented.

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2010-06-04 15:30:24 UTC

NetworkManager does work just fine without X; it even provides a commandline tool.

Did you remove NetworkManager, or disable it? If you didn't, and it's running, please attach your ifcfg file.

Comment 5 Jesse Keating 2010-06-04 16:09:37 UTC
Was your install via DVD, with no networking during the install?  If so, it sounds like bug #498207

Comment 6 richter.gerald 2010-06-04 16:21:03 UTC
Install was via the netboot cd. NetworkManager has been uninstalled and reinstalled at this point with the bypass removed. After reinstall NetworkManger brings up the interface as expected.

Comment 7 richter.gerald 2010-06-04 16:30:06 UTC
And just for the curious, the ifcfg-eth0 file:

# Intel Corporation 82545EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper)

It's presently on my test network whilst I make it work.

Comment 8 Jesse Keating 2010-06-04 16:47:23 UTC
What do you mean "bypass removed" ?  Was NetworkManager not a part of your initial package set?

Comment 9 richter.gerald 2010-06-06 02:34:59 UTC
(In reply to comment #8)
> What do you mean "bypass removed" ?  Was NetworkManager not a part of your
> initial package set?    

It was included, but not working on startup - so I bypassed it by using chkconfig to enable networking.

Comment 10 Bill Nottingham 2010-06-07 22:00:09 UTC
OK... assigning to NetworkManager, then.

Comment 11 Dan Williams 2010-06-28 21:19:47 UTC
Ok, based on comment #6 it seems you have NetworkManager enabled and it works correctly after having re-installed it.  If you're up for testing this again on a separate machine, when the problem occurs, can you:

1) grab /var/log/messages
2) post all the ifcfg-* files from /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/

and we'll take a look and see what's going on.

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Comment 13 Bug Zapper 2011-06-27 17:28:25 UTC
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