Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 849672
Network is not started when ip= parameter is not specified during installation
Last modified: 2012-09-17 18:55:33 EDT
Created attachment 605713 [details]
gzipped logfile without ip= parameter
Description of problem:
When we start installation of Fedora-18 one of following cmdlines, network is not started and user is dropped to debug shell:
1.) rd.debug repo=http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/stage/18-Alpha-TC3/Fedora/x86_64/os/
2.) rd.debug repo=http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/stage/18-Alpha-TC3/Fedora/x86_64/os/ ip=dhcp
This used to work previously, in RHEL-7 and also in Fedora.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the installation with one of the 2 cmdlines from Description
2. You will be dropped to debug shell since the network is not set up.
User is dropped to debug shell, network is not configured.
Installation should start network if needed.
If I use ip=eth0:dhcp, everything works OK.
Created attachment 605714 [details]
gzipped logfile with ip=dhcp parameter
This one is with ip=dhcp parameter, doesn't work too.
Created attachment 605715 [details]
gzipped logfile with ip=eth0:dhcp parameter
This one is working fine.
Yeah, there were some changes in the way you tell dracut to bring up the network (the rd.neednet argument is no longer used).
I've got a patch that should fix this: https://lists.fedorahosted.org/pipermail/anaconda-patches/2012-August/000638.html
It should be pushed to git shortly and will probably be in the next anaconda build.
anaconda-18.6.1-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
*** Bug 849632 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Transferring blocker status from bug 849632. Setting state to ON_QA, we need to verify this in the next TC.
TC4 should include this, so please re-test.
Retested on TC5, both cmdlines from description now works without issues.
Yes, PXE + inst.repo=http:// seems to work with Alpha TC5.
18.6.7 went stable, so closing this.