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Bug 70761 - Can't choose which NIC to perform network install from
Can't choose which NIC to perform network install from
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 70760
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Blocks: 67218
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Reported: 2002-08-04 20:00 EDT by Dax Kelson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-05 11:32:39 EDT
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Description Dax Kelson 2002-08-04 20:00:14 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.5 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020712

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):

How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-14 12:37:50 EDT
Pretty much related to bug 70760.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 70760 ***

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