Why does the s390 installer prompt for network configuration when it already appears in the CMS CONF file?

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Networking information (hostname, IP address, subchannels, etc) is specified in CMS CONF file
  • Installer still interactively prompts for networking information in 3270 console


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.4 for System z (s390x)
    • anaconda-
  • System z guest under z/VM or native LPAR
    • 1 virtual CPU defined, and/or
    • Less than 2 GB storage (memory) defined

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