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Bug 688527 - RFE: Allow to go back and reconfigure network settings during the install process
Summary: RFE: Allow to go back and reconfigure network settings during the install pro...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 6.1
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Radek Vykydal
QA Contact: Release Test Team
Depends On:
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Reported: 2011-03-17 10:11 UTC by Karel Srot
Modified: 2011-05-26 20:25 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2011-05-26 20:25:04 UTC
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Description Karel Srot 2011-03-17 10:11:29 UTC
Description of problem:

At the moment, RHEL6 installation process is a bit weird. If I make a mistake during the network configuration, the installation will fail on downloading installation images. I am propted to enter valid URL with installation images but this is useless in case my network is not properly configured.
At this moment, I cannot "go back" to the network setup dialog and check/update the network settings. On the other hand, I can go back to tha "Choose language" dialog (IMHO not very useful at this point).

Therefore I think it would be useful to be able to re-set network settings.

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

How reproducible:
always, install RHEL6.1 via network and enter e.g. invalid dns server

Comment 1 David Cantrell 2011-05-26 20:08:27 UTC
Changes to network configuration workflow during installation need to be addressed in Fedora first.  RHEL-6's state transition flow in anaconda does not easily allow us to let users change their network settings.  The general requirement during installation over the network is to keep using that network to complete installation.  We are working on a UI overhaul to address state transition flow in anaconda, which will most likely incorporate improvements to the network configuration steps during installation...possibly similar to the one you describe.

Comment 2 RHEL Program Management 2011-05-26 20:25:04 UTC
Development Management has reviewed and declined this request.  You may appeal
this decision by reopening this request.

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