Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 600041
Networking doesn't come up on boot.
Last modified: 2013-01-10 00:59:44 EST
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):
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).
eth0 exists without any network settings.
eth0 exists with valid IP 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.
The default installation includes NetworkManager, enabled by default. If you choose to remove or disable that, you need to enable the network service.
Wrong. NetworkManager does not provide a functional interface. This is a bug.
(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.
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.
Was your install via DVD, with no networking during the install? If so, it sounds like bug #498207
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.
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.
What do you mean "bypass removed" ? Was NetworkManager not a part of your initial package set?
(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.
OK... assigning to NetworkManager, then.
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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