minimal install too minimal

Felix Miata mrmazda at
Wed Mar 17 18:36:37 UTC 2010

On 2010/03/17 11:10 (GMT-0700) Jesse Keating composed:

> On Wed, 2010-03-17 at 13:55 -0400, Felix Miata wrote:

[fresh network install]

>> > your network wasn't up

>> Why? 

> Because you don't have NetworkManager installed (not in the minimal
> set), and the "network" service isn't set to start at boot time anymore
> (in favor of NetworkManager starting).  Anaconda doesn't have code to
> try and guess what service to enable based on what package set was
> installed, so you're left with a minimal system that boots up and that's
> about it.

Seems rather dumb for ethernet networking to be configured prior to
installation (via cmdline), and installation performed over ethernet, and
then have network not up by default on first boot, quite in contrast to
installation via OM or HD, which may never need any networking.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

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