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Re: forced to do text-based F11 install



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On 07/03/2009 04:50 AM, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-07-02 at 18:48 -0400, Andre Robatino wrote:
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>> On 07/02/2009 06:06 PM, Frank Cox wrote:
>>> On Thu, 02 Jul 2009 17:21:13 -0400
>>> Andre Robatino wrote:
>>>
>>>> is there a walkthrough
>>>> anywhere on how to make the resulting system usable?
>>> yum grouplist
>>>
>>> Pick the groups you want to install, then
>>>
>>> yum groupinstall "name of group" "name of another group"
>>>
>>> And so on.
>> Good, that sounds not too difficult.  Of course, it assumes that
>> networking is working.  Does anyone know how this is done after a
>> text-based install?  "ifup eth0" didn't work.
>>
> If you are using NetworkManager you turn the internet on by choosing the
> eth0 option in the nm-applet in the upper right corner of the panel.
> 
> If you are running network then use system-config-network and configure
> the eth0 interface, That is thew same as choosing the
> System->Administration->Network option
> 
> Find out which you are running by using the : chkconfig --list |grep
> <program name>
> 
> 
> Only one should be running. I would expect by default it is NM.

There is no GUI available, only 179 packages are installed.  I found
that adding "BOOTPROTO=dhcp" to ifcfg-eth0 lets me use "service network
start" to get networking up.  Unfortunately, seconds after starting a
yum transaction, the OS freezes completely and I have to power off.
Strangely, the same thing happens if I use rescue mode with networking
enabled, even though I'm using it every day successfully to update my
Rawhide system.  Ideally we'd run a single huge rpm transaction to
install all the extra packages from the install DVD, without downloading
anything, but I don't know any easy way to pull that off without using
the (currently unusable) yum to handle the dependency hell.

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