Bug 654440 - insertion of static network IP fails on install
Summary: insertion of static network IP fails on install
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 6.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Radek Vykydal
QA Contact: Release Test Team
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-11-17 21:17 UTC by Thomas Zine
Modified: 2011-05-31 20:34 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-05-31 20:34:56 UTC
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
tty1 (9.52 KB, image/gif)
2010-11-18 18:25 UTC, Thomas Zine
no flags Details
tty3 (10.16 KB, image/gif)
2010-11-18 18:25 UTC, Thomas Zine
no flags Details
tty4 (9.59 KB, image/gif)
2010-11-18 18:26 UTC, Thomas Zine
no flags Details

Description Thomas Zine 2010-11-17 21:17:15 UTC
Description of problem:
when adding line:
ip= gateway= dns= ksdevice=eth0 ks=
unable to download kickstart file, no networking

without IP information uses DHCP

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. append ip information to network boot disk
Actual results:
no results

Expected results:
static Ip

Additional info:

Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2010-11-17 21:19:02 UTC
Please attach a picture of what you see on tty3 and tty4 to this bug report.  Thanks.

Comment 3 Thomas Zine 2010-11-18 18:25:11 UTC
Created attachment 461353 [details]

Comment 4 Thomas Zine 2010-11-18 18:25:42 UTC
Created attachment 461354 [details]

Comment 5 Thomas Zine 2010-11-18 18:26:09 UTC
Created attachment 461355 [details]

Comment 6 Radek Vykydal 2011-05-20 14:00:54 UTC
Sorry for the delay.
Are your sure that your routing static configuation (gateway, dns) is correct? If it is, there are some steps that can be done to debug the issue, but they are not quite simple due to very early stage of installation:

In the point of dialog with kickstart fail, press Ctrl-Z, dump your network configuration with ifconfig and route command, and attach screenshot.

Also /tmp/syslog file would be useful - to gather it at this stage, you can:

rm /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
... this will bring down eth0 with failing static configuration

echo "DEVICE=eth0\nBOOTPROTO=dhcp\nONBOOT=yes" > /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
... which would bring up eth0 with (as you said working) dhcp configuration

ifconfig and route output screenshot would be good for reference here


... will take you back to loader UI where you should be able to continue to the point where shell is available on tty2 (Ctrl-Alt-F2), from where you can cp or scp and attach /tmp/anaconda.log and /tmp/syslog.

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