netinst images: What's the point?

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at
Thu Jun 3 03:31:03 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 3:18 PM, Richard Shaw <hobbes1069 at> wrote:
> On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 8:02 PM, Joseph L. Casale
> <jcasale at> wrote:
>>>I'm not sure what's wrong, I just know it never asks me to initialize
>>>a network connection unless I specify "askmethod", then it does it in
>>>the non-graphical part of the setup.
>> I just pulled the x86 iso down (only had x64) and whipped up a vm in esxi
>> w/ an emulated E1000 nic and it asked me to initialize the nic once I hit
>> the gui before the package selection step.
>> What kind of nic do you have? Maybe a bug wrt your hardware only?
> I'll try booting the image in Virtualbox and see if it prompts me for nic init.

Well sure enough, I tried several different options in anaconda under
virtualbox and it asked me to init my nic every time. At this point I
don't know if it's a problem of using the livecd tools, which is
unlikely, or that it doesn't see the nic on my netbook, which seems
equally unlikely since I had F12 running on it quite well without any
3rd party drivers.

One thing I do know, the error message could be far more useful.


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