Bug 84282 - ip command-line option -> network doesn't work
ip command-line option -> network doesn't work
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-02-13 17:53 EST by Matthew Miller
Modified: 2008-01-17 12:49 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-05-25 10:52:42 EDT
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Description Matthew Miller 2003-02-13 17:53:40 EST
This one is driving me crazy.

If I use "linux method=ftp://myserver/mypath ip=
netmask= gateway= dns=" as my boot
parameters, anaconda ought to happily take all this and properly configure the

(Note to Jeremy Katz -- this is independent of my wish to be able to just
specify dns without ip. *grin*)

Instead, it goes to reverse-lookup the name and fails, because the network isn't
there. On vt 4, I see: "loader: failed to set up default route: Network is

I tried to debug this a bit, but I'm stumped. If I change
setupNetworkDeviceConfig to not set cfg->preset to 1, the newt form comes up
with all the info I gave properly filled out, and *everything works perfectly
when I say okay*. 

As far as I can tell, the only non-newt-gui difference between the two code
paths is that fillInIpInfo gets called in the second case but not the first. I
thought -- hmm, maybe broadcast isn't getting set. But I added a call to
fillInIpInfo(cfg) right after "doing kickstart... setting it up", and it doesn't
fix things.

So I'm missing something here. But what?
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-02-14 17:33:17 EST
This is related to bug 82748 - looking into it now.
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2003-02-14 17:48:02 EST
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2003-05-25 10:52:42 EDT
I'm going through Bugzilla closing some bugs that have been marked as Modified
for some period of time.  I believe that most of these issues have been fixed,
so I'm resolving these bugs as Rawhide.  If the bug you are seeing still exists,
please reopen this report and mark it as Reopened.

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