Subject: bin/4949: sysinst: can'tt quit out of network config of wrong interface
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 02/07/1998 02:40:39
>Synopsis: sysinst: can'tt quit out of network config of wrong interface
>Responsible: bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>Arrival-Date: Sat Feb 7 02:50:03 1998
>Originator: Jonathan Stone
>Release: NetBSD 1.3; NetBSD-current at 19970204
System: NetBSD Reno.DSG.Stanford.EDU 1.3 NetBSD 1.3 (GENERIC) #2: Tue Dec 30 01:16:36 PST 1997 jonathan@Reno.DSG.Stanford.EDU:/reno/compile/GENERIC pmax
Go into sysinst's network configuration menu (either by selecting an
install/upgrade with sets on a network source or via the `configure
network' submenu of hte `utilities' menu.
On a multi-homed host, select a network inferface you don't want to
use. Note that there's no way to get out of this without bringing the
This may cause problems in some setups (e.g., multiple NICs on the
same cable; no spare IP address; unconnected media that isn't
going to ifconfig up properly or may wedge; etc., etc.)
Add a `quit back to previous menu' option in addition
to the existing `yes' `no' options for `Is this correct'.
A workaround is to kill the installation session and start again,
but that's not very friendly.