|Summary:||Installation via FTP/HHTP in local network - NIC not working|
|Product:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5||Reporter:||Harald Wegscheider <hwegsche>|
|Component:||libdhcp||Assignee:||David Cantrell <dcantrell>|
|Status:||CLOSED ERRATA||QA Contact:||Alexander Todorov <atodorov>|
|Version:||5.1||CC:||atodorov, borgan, syeghiay|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
libdhcp did not allow for some situations where a static network configuration was specified. Specifically, when a configuration without a DHCP server was specified during installation, the network interface was not activated. This would preclude installations through FTP and HTTP. Libdhcp now activates the interface when a static configuration is specified, even when no DHCP server is present so that network-based installations are possible.
|Last Closed:||2009-09-02 10:55:56 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Harald Wegscheider 2007-03-20 10:59:30 UTC
Description of problem: When installing via FTP/HTTP in a local network ( without gateway ) the network interface is not activated. The given IPaddress is not shown via ifconfig. Workaround: switch to virtual console 2 and activate interface via 'ifconfig ethx IP MASK up'. --> not practicable when installing virtual machine, as switching to virtual console seems to be difficult/not working. How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. boot from CD using ' linux askmethod' , install from FTP or HTTP 2. activate network interface, provide manual IP, no gateway 3. switch to virtual console 2 ( CTRL+ALT+F2 ), type 'ifconfig' Actual results: no IP address for interface eth0 ( IPv4) Expected results: IP Address
Comment 1 David Cantrell 2007-05-14 20:22:45 UTC
Flagging for RHEL-5.2
Comment 2 David Cantrell 2007-05-14 20:24:02 UTC
Created attachment 154683 [details] libdhcp-1.20-static-iface-config.patch
Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-12-03 20:41:44 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion, but this component is not scheduled to be updated in the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. This request will be reviewed for a future Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.
Comment 6 David Cantrell 2009-02-21 02:25:33 UTC
Fixed in libdhcp-1.20-7.el5 and later releases.
Comment 8 Alexander Todorov 2009-05-11 13:18:56 UTC
VERIFIED with anaconda-126.96.36.199-1 / libdhcp-1.20-9.el5 Configured eth0 to use address from the local network and no gateway. Stage2 was loaded successfully, ifconfig showed the correct address on tty2 and the install was able to complete.
Comment 10 Ruediger Landmann 2009-08-18 05:01:52 UTC
Release note added. If any revisions are required, please set the "requires_release_notes" flag to "?" and edit the "Release Notes" field accordingly. All revisions will be proofread by the Engineering Content Services team. New Contents: libdhcp did not allow for some situations where a static network configuration was specified. Specifically, when a configuration without a DHCP server was specified during installation, the network interface was not activated. This would preclude installations through FTP and HTTP. Libdhcp now activates the interface when a static configuration is specified, even when no DHCP server is present so that network-based installations are possible.
Comment 11 errata-xmlrpc 2009-09-02 10:55:56 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report if the solution does not work for you. http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2009-1333.html