Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 70761
Can't choose which NIC to perform network install from
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:45:14 EDT
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Description of problem:
With a Dell Inspiron 4150 with builtin 3Com wired ethernet and builtin wavelan
802.11b wireless ethernet, I tried a "askmethod" installation when I booted from
I picked NFS, and then it asked if I wanted to use DHCP or manually configure my
IP. It never gave me a chance to select which network interface to use.
Checking ALT-F4 I could see that eth0 was the wireless and eth1 was the wired
(the detection order swaps during a regular boot, that is a different bug, 70760).
I couldn't perform my network install as I needed it use the wired interface.
I tried launching the install on a completely different non-laptop computer with
two NICs, and in that case, it DID give me the chance to pick which interface to
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get hardware same as mine
2. Boot from cdrom, type "linux askmethod"
3. Watch how you have no choice what interface to use.
Actual Results: Don't prompt for NIC to use. It tries to use eth0, the wireless
Expected Results: Give me a choice of what interface to use.
Pretty much related to bug 70760.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 70760 ***