Sysinstall problem with network settings

Kevin Kinsey kdk at
Tue Feb 8 08:36:58 PST 2005

Pásztor Richárd wrote:

>I installed 4.11 Release recently. If i configure my network with
>sysinstall during the install procedure, everythin works fine. But if i
>skip network config, and want to do it after finishing setup, sysintall
>doesnt save my settings.
>I setup hostname, ip address, gateway, dns etc. then it asks for
>bringing up the interface. I choose yes, and i see a packet sent out
>from my machine to the switch. But after quitting sysintall, and typing
>"ifconfig tx0" it seems nothing has changed (no ip, interface is not
>UP). Could it be a bug? As i can remember, the same happened with 4.10.

I have no idea if this is a bug or not.  It's possible, but I don't know 
how likely,
as it's definitely not a common complaint on this list.  Have you 
checked the PR
database to see if you can find any mention of this?

Keep in mind that sysinstall is meant to *install* the system, not 
administrate it
on a daily basis (/me dons asbestos underclothing), generally speaking.

What do you get from

%cat /etc/rc.conf


Kevin Kinsey

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