Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 810651
anaconda configure unwanted biosdevname network interfaces
Last modified: 2012-04-07 22:40:03 EDT
Description of problem:
Although my kickstart file require not install biosdevname package ("-biosdevname" in ks file, it works and this package isn't installed), and "network" keyword specifies ethX interfaces with lines as:
network --onboot yes --device eth0 --bootproto static --ip 192.168.1.224 --netmask 255.255.255.0 --noipv6 --nameserver 192.168.1.254,127.0.0.1 --hostname janinka.resro.home
anaconda still create unwanted intefaces with bios device names (em1, pNpM).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
always when ks file specifies ethX in "network" keyword
biosdevname is how network interfaces are named in Fedora now. That's what we are going to use to name devices.
biosdevnames are unfriendly and purposeless in situations, where is needed configure NICs according to their MAC addresses - which is probably still often requirement. Traditional ethN names are much better in this cases. Although is not so hard rename NIC after installation to ethN names, anaconda should be able do it as well.
(PS: anaconda F16 doc is then probably outdated, as there is nothing about biosdevnames in "network" keyword explanation, it mention ethX only. But it is other case)