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Bug 159533 - [RHEL4] Anaconda assigns the same network config to multiple interfaces
Summary: [RHEL4] Anaconda assigns the same network config to multiple interfaces
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
Blocks: 156322
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-03 17:29 UTC by David Lehman
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: RHBA-2005-594
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-10-05 15:29:35 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2005:594 qe-ready SHIPPED_LIVE anaconda bug fix update 2005-10-05 04:00:00 UTC

Description David Lehman 2005-06-03 17:29:12 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #138852 +++

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Description of problem:
RHEL4 equivalent of bug 138852

 When a ks.cfg is written that has a network line like the following:
network --bootproto static --ip --gateway --netmask  --nameserver

If the system has more than one interface, and the connected interface
is eth2 and eth2 is used to install either by specifying the
"ksdevice" at the boot prompt, or by manually selecting the interface
with anaconda,  the following things will happen:

1) Both /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 and ifcfg-eth2 will
have the *same IP configuration*.  The same IP address, netmask,
broadcast, etc.  The MAC addresses are different, and the device names
are different (each is correctly set in the ifcfg-eth? for its
respective interface).

2) As a clue to how this is happening, the /root/anaconda-ks.cfg that
is generated when the system has been installed has the following in it:

network --device eth0 --bootproto static --ip
--netmask --gateway --nameserver
network --device eth2 --bootproto static --ip
--netmask --gateway --nameserver

(the customer) would like to see anaconda pass the ksdevice boot
option to the installer itself and configure only that interface

NOTE: I added --device eth1 to the ks.cfg and only the eth1 device was
configured (as expected). However, Citi needs thier ks.cfg to be
generic and prefers specifying the device as a boot parameter.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Configure kickstart as above system

Actual Results:  multiple NICs have the same configuration

Expected Results:  Network interfaces shouldn't be configured the same 

Additional info:

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2005-07-12 20:14:05 UTC
On HEAD, merged to rhel4-branch

Comment 13 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-10-05 15:29:36 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 the 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.

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