Bug 9916 - network --bootproto static does not work
network --bootproto static does not work
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-03-02 05:18 EST by Pawel Salek
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-03-02 13:12:50 EST
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Description Pawel Salek 2000-03-02 05:18:13 EST
I have tried Kickstart with network --bootproto static option but it still
sends the BOOTP requests which obviously fail.
The Kickstart-HOWTO file recommends using network --static but it doesn't
work neither.

I have also a suggestion: it would be nice if Kickstart would ask for the
IP number if the static configuration was requested but no IP number was
specified.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-03-02 06:51:59 EST
Were was the kickstart file located?  On the boot diskette or on the network?
What command line did you pass?
Comment 2 Pawel Salek 2000-03-02 09:55:59 EST
I did some more tests and I admit network --bootproto static works after all and
I withdraw this part (stupid me, have forgotten to pass the ks=floppy
parameter). My comments about the documentation inconsistency remain valid.

Anyway, the installation fails at xconfig:
line 271, in write file xf86config.py
line 387, in mouseSection
AttributeError: 'None' object has no attribute info.

Relevant parts of my kickstart file are following:
mouse generic3ps/2
xconfig --server SVGA --monitor "IBM 6549 G94 & G96"

Am I doing a silly mistake?
Comment 3 Jay Turner 2000-03-02 13:12:59 EST
Both of these issues are resolved in later builds of the installer. Will be
fixed in the next release.

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