Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 7088
No network setup in text installer when custom selected
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:39:44 EST
Selected Networked Workstation does not elicit any setup for networking
when Custom is the selected mode.
User will only get prompted for networking information if a network device (NIC)
is found by the installer.
The NIC installed is a 3Com 3c509 and the 6.0 installer found it OK.
Is this an ISA card? The 6.1 installer takes a less invasive approach to ISA
probing, so if this is an ISA card, then you are probably going to need to run
the installer in expert mode so that you can specify that you have this network
card in your system.
Somehow that needs to be made clear in the install guide. Since I have used 5.2
and 6.0 my expectations were set. I took the intent of the new installation to
be less input from the installer, ie. sysadmin, but it seems that 6.1 may
require more than the recent releases.
We will document the change in the next release.
I just wanted to chime in with the news that this is different behavior than any
RedHat installation prior at least to 4.2. I've been re-installing on the same
set of systems for a class I teach, and 6.1 didn't spot the network cards, but
the prior versions did. So, adding documentation for this to the installation
guide would help.