Bug 76819 - Unable to enter hostname and dns info
Summary: Unable to enter hostname and dns info
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-10-27 13:38 UTC by Ted Kaczmarek
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:47 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-04-24 18:49:09 UTC

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Description Ted Kaczmarek 2002-10-27 13:38:52 UTC
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Description of problem:
WHen anaconda gets to the network config screen it will not allow hostname or
dns info to be entered.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install RH 8.0 CD #1 into drive
2.Start Installing RHL 8.0
3.When it gets to network config, after enetering ip for eth0 you can't
enter hostname, gateway or dns info

Actual Results:  Unable to enter hostname, gateway or dns info.

Expected Results:  Able to enter system hostname, gateway and dns info.

Additional info:

I was configuring eth0 with a static ip, mistakenly entered ip in hostname
field, after that it would not allow anything to be entered into the hostname,
gateway or dns fields. This machine has does have 4 nic cards. Dell P330, with
an additional 3C905, EEPRO100 and realtek card. If I restart and no make no
incorrect entries it is ok. Other nuisances, not installing bootloader, /boot on
/dev/sda9 and / on sda10, existing sway on /dev/sda6 being used.

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-02-06 16:29:24 UTC
I could not reproduce this error report.

Was this error in the text mode network configuration screen used when
specifying your install source, or later once the stage 2 installation is
running and you are given an option to adjust your network settings?

Comment 2 Ted Kaczmarek 2003-02-07 02:40:27 UTC
This was induced by going past the original network screen and then going back.
I have a suspiscion this is related to the neat bugs.  Take a look at bug 75266,
simillar types of issues. It sure seems related to me :-) , but I'll let the
experts make the final call on that.

Comment 3 Ted Kaczmarek 2003-03-16 21:58:03 UTC
Even with 8.093 it is very easy to get the installer in this funky condition.
This time I was not able to enter root password.

Comment 4 Ted Kaczmarek 2003-07-09 02:27:41 UTC
This should probably be rolled into bug# 84483 or vice versa, basically same
problem but it presnets itself differently during installs.

Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2003-08-13 18:25:51 UTC
This should be better in our current code.

Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2006-04-24 18:49:09 UTC
Mass-closing lots of old bugs which are in MODIFIED (and thus presumed to be
fixed).  If any of these are still a problem, please reopen or file a new bug
against the release which they're occurring in so they can be properly tracked.

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