Bug 72937 - ability for anaconda to connect via ppp* and make a full network installation
ability for anaconda to connect via ppp* and make a full network installation
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-08-29 04:48 EDT by Dams
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-29 04:48:55 EDT
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Description Dams 2002-08-29 04:48:48 EDT
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Description of problem:
Anaconda should have the ability to ask a username and a password to do
pppoe/pppoa/isdn/etc.. connection for adsl/cable/etc.. to make an installation
via internet.
This would be lighter to do this than to download all iso....

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot on a floppy
2. ask for ISP username & password.
3. connect through pppoe/pppoa/isdn (rtc??;)
4. download anaconda images, do the installation downloading the packages

Additional info:

anaconda could begin the download of Very-Important-Packages (like glibc and
kernel) while the user is answering the traditionnal questions (partitions,
bootloader, x configuration...)
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-29 12:01:49 EDT
I would recommend you download the ISO images with an existing network
connection and install from hard drive.  We have no plans to configure anything
beyond a simple ethernet connection.

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