Bug 75087 - Hotplug does not obey 'ONBOOT=no' for network devices
Hotplug does not obey 'ONBOOT=no' for network devices
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: hotplug (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-10-04 06:17 EDT by Richard Allen
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-01 18:11:24 EDT
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Description Richard Allen 2002-10-04 06:17:46 EDT
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Description of problem:
Its not possible to get anaconda to set up an ethernet card as DHCP configured
but not activated at boot.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Try setting up a dhcp configured system without activating the card at boot.

Additional info:

Im taking my laptop all over the place and I dont always have it hooked up to a
network.  The delay booting annoys the hell out of me while its trying to get a
dhcp replay.

Id prefer to be able to set it up as a dhcp client but not activated at boot and
then manually activate it when I need network connectivity (without editing
files in /etc/sysconfig/ preferably)
Comment 1 Paul W. Frields 2002-10-04 08:48:46 EDT
Not to be a nuisance, but have you already run the "System Settings / Network" 
tool (also called redhat-config-network)?  Select your Ethernet device, Edit, 
and deselect the box marked "Activate when computer starts."
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2002-10-04 12:15:36 EDT
This is a problem with the hotplug system not obeying our request to not start
this interface up.

Comment 3 Richard Allen 2002-10-07 11:15:52 EDT
I think this is an anaconda bug.  As soon as I uncheck the activate on boot tab,
anaconda greys out the entire selection dialog.   Im aware I can set this all up
later, but I do think Anaconda should be able to set up a dhcp client that does
not try to activate the lan card on boot.
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2003-10-01 18:11:24 EDT
For hotplugged devices, you need to set HOTPLUG={yes,no}. Hotplug has no concept
of 'boot'.

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