[Test-Announce] New Fedora 22 Nightly compose test event: 20141222 (Adam Williamson)

Robert Knight knight at princeton.edu
Wed Dec 24 18:25:50 UTC 2014

On Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:43:39 -0800, Adam Williamson 
<adamwill at fedoraproject.org> said:
> Once again I noticed a new nightly test event was 'needed' while
> testing relval changes! So the new testing nightly is 20141222.

I've tested the x86_64 network install image on real hardware for the 
Server.  It did work.

We use a 1998 vintage DHCP server that's been heavily modified.  As a 
consequence, I have to specify enough networking specifications so that 
a network installer can see the, um, network as Fedora 21 and later 
doesn't want to send the hardware id as the defaul any longer.  There's 
some discussion of this in this closed BZ 

In the past, I've been able to switch to one of the text consoles once 
the first panel is up, provide enough DHCP config to satisfy my vintage 
server, and then return.  It appears that this most recent 
nightly-to-be-tested tries to reach back home and refresh the repos 
before / during the display of that first panel.  And it crashes 
horribly at that point (usual panel with a Report this bug button). I'll 
find some way to get the network up in the crashed system and submit a 
problem next week, but didn't want to leave this unremarked until then.

I can specify enough information as kernel parameters to avoid this, but 
that also raised an interesting question: on a new piece of hardware, if 
one has to specify networking on the kernel parameter line, how does one 
know what the name of the (or at least a) network device is?


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