Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61423
Show network card type in dialogs to help user choose right one
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:01 EDT
Description of Problem:
Attempting to install over the network with 2 network cards prompts the user whether eth0
or eth1 should be used for installation.
How is the user supposed to know which card got the eth0 name and which got eth1, short of
switching terminals and reading kernel output (which most newbies can't)?
lspci output should be merged in, e.g.
eth0 (3com 3c590)
eth1 (Intel Eepro 100)
rather than just
This isn't different than in the past. Since the common case is either a
dual-port card / two of the same card and we're supposed to screen and string
freeze today, it's not going to happen for Hampton
2 different cards is not exactly uncommon either:
- User gets some network card for his LAN
- User upgrades to DSL
- User keeps using old card for his LAN, uses telco supplied card to connect to DSL modem
Mass-closing lots of old bugs which are in MODIFIED (and thus presumed to be
fixed). If any of these are still a problem, please reopen or file a new bug
against the release which they're occurring in so they can be properly tracked.