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Re: preupgrade 10 -> 11 pain: network error



brian wrote:
stan wrote:
On Sun, 05 Jul 2009 15:55:22 -0400
brian <brian zijn-digital com> wrote:

I've run preupgrade to download packages, etc. At some point, there
was a msg stating that there was no room for a boot image (i
believe--it was /boot/something) but that it would be fine if I have
a wired network connection. I do, so I continued.

However, upon rebooting, I'm seeing "Waiting for NetworkManager to configure eth0 ..." followed by, "There was an error configuring your network interface."

I found this:
preupgrade will not work with static ips
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=475027

Indeed, it seemed strange that I wasn't given the option to configure the network.

I'm going to try what this comment suggests:

-- snip --
Comment #7 From  Will Woods  2008-12-15 16:51:49 EDT  -------

Asked the anaconda guys; F10 anaconda stage1 defaults to DHCP if you use a
kickstart (which preupgrade does) and you fail to specify network options.

You can work around by either removing the 'ks=XX' param or adding a "network
--bootproto=static ..." command to /boot/upgrade/ks.cfg. Check
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/Kickstart for details on the "network"
command.

-- snip --

But I'm wondering *when* I can edit that. If I run preupgrade again, how do I edit that file before rebooting if it's preupgrade that generates the file? Presumably, the file is written to after the user clicks "reboot".


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