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On 12/28/18 1:34 AM, Josef Reidinger wrote:
V Thu, 27 Dec 2018 13:43:57 -0700 Larry Dewey
I have noticed in the past few releases of openSUSE Tumbleweed,
and in openSUSE Leap, that there is no way to configure the
hostname, dns, and IP address of a machine during the
installation process. I am aware that it can be set after the
installation using YAST, etc, but it used to be available in
previous builds. I was just curious if there was a reason behind
why this was taken out?
Hi Larry, thanks for question. It is still there a way to configure
hostname, dns and also IP address. But to help less advanced users
and more smooth installer experience we did a change. So how it
works now? It tries at the beginning of installation dhcp on all
network interfaces and if it get configuration for any card, then
it will skip the network configuration screen. But if dhcp does not
succeed, it will show that screen. You can try it yourself in VM,
if you configure it to not get DHCP or by simple removing all
network interfaces. We believe that this new way satisfy majority
of users as dhcp is now preferred way and if no dhcp is available
you can configure it. So only users that have more complicated way
is the ones that have dhcp, but want manual configuration. These
users need to configure it after installation.
I hope this answers your question.
Making the installer easier to use for newcomers is a really smart
decision, and I definitely back the idea. That being said, I wonder if
it would have been prudent to have added a warning prompt when the
user clicked on the network configuration button, instead. I
appreciate the info!
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