[CentOS] How can I set NIC duplex before installation?

John Horne john.horne at plymouth.ac.uk
Mon Jun 25 23:37:34 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-06-25 at 18:08 -0500, Barry Brimer wrote:
> > My question is, how can I tell anaconda to set the NIC interface options
> > such as speed and duplex? I have another server to install which has 2 x
> > gigabit NICs and 2 x 100MB NIC's. My concern is that anaconda will again
> > use wrong NIC parameters, and the installation will again be very slow.
> > Surely it is possible to set the NIC options?
> On the boot line, use the following to set your first ethernet interface to use
> 100Mb/s full-duplex ethernet:
> eth0_ethtool="autoneg=off speed=100 duplex=full"
Okay, that seems easy enough :-) Thanks.
However, is the anaconda NIC ordering the same as those listed by the
bios? For a mixed NIC server it could be important.


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