[SATLUG] RHEL 6 Beta Networking

Michael Rice michael at michaelrice.org
Sat Apr 24 20:53:15 CDT 2010


If you follow centos on twitter they gave the link 
https://twitter.com/CentOS/status/12695954377

On 4/24/2010 8:05 PM, Benjamin Temple wrote:
> I know this is sort of an of-topic reply. but ho0w did you get the beta? I would like to be in on it.
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>> From: afcasta at satx.rr.com
>> To: satlug at satlug.org
>> Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2010 16:38:33 -0500
>> Subject: [SATLUG] RHEL 6 Beta Networking
>>
>> I'd installed the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Beta on my old Athlon
>> 64 machine and couldn't get it working on my home network, so I
>> reinstalled PCLinuxOS 2010 on that partition.
>>
>> Then I set RHEL 6 Beta up again as a VMware guest OS so I could fiddle
>> around with it. I have the CERN version of Scientific Linux 5.5 (which
>> is rebuilt from sources from RHEL 5.5), set up as a VMware guest OS on
>> the same box, so I figured I could compare the config files between the
>> two and see if there were any glaring errors.
>>
>> After a few trials of setting up networking, the RHEL 6 Beta box finally
>> connected to my router once I'd redone the FQDN. On RHEL 5 variants, a
>> simple hostname by itself was all that was required, but for some
>> strange reason on RHEL 6 Beta requires a domain name as well.
>>
>> Example:
>>
>> My Scientific Linux CERN 5 box is called phrodocern and connects fine.
>>
>> [phrodocern] /home/afcasta>  uname -a
>> Linux phrodocern 2.6.18-194.el5 #1 SMP Thu Apr 1 14:34:23 CEST 2010
>> x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
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>> My RHEL 6 Beta box was called phrodo-rhel6 and wouldn't connect.
>>
>> [afcasta at phrodo-rhel6 ~]$ uname -a
>> Linux phrodo-rhel6 2.6.32-19.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Mar 9 17:48:46 EST
>> 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
>>
>> I changed the RHEL 6 Beta's name to add a domain name (which is not a
>> real, registered domain) and now the RHEL 6 Beta box connects fine:
>>
>> [afcasta at phrodo-rhel6 ~]$ uname -a
>> Linux phrodo-rhel6.casacastanoli 2.6.32-19.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Mar 9
>> 17:48:46 EST 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
>>
>> I'm writing on it now, but figured if anyone else was having trouble
>> connecting the new RHEL 6 Beta, this might work for you, too.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Al Castanoli
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