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    Default Manual network configuration during install

    Clean install of 42.3 using a USB thumb drive with the ISO.

    I need to configure the networking manually during the installation and I cannot see where I can access this, I'm sure in previous versions I had a key combo I could hit to set it up. As is, it doesn't offer me this, I accept the EULA, set time zone, disk layout, enter username/passwd, then accept the install plan and that it.

    I'm behind a proxy and need to set several things up before it has access to the internet.

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    Default Re: Manual network configuration during install

    Quote Originally Posted by fishface2017 View Post
    Clean install of 42.3 using a USB thumb drive with the ISO.

    I need to configure the networking manually during the installation and I cannot see where I can access this, I'm sure in previous versions I had a key combo I could hit to set it up. As is, it doesn't offer me this, I accept the EULA, set time zone, disk layout, enter username/passwd, then accept the install plan and that it.

    I'm behind a proxy and need to set several things up before it has access to the internet.
    Use the option 'Use online repositories' in the installer, it'll trigger the network configuration. Or, use a NET install iso.
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    Thanks I'll try that.

    At the moment the install fails at 95% while displaying the "Performing Installation" page which has the details, and then I get a pop-up saying it "cannot access installation media...at httpd://download..., "Cancel, Abort, Skip, remaing time", Ive tried "skip', but it just sits there for around 2mins and then displays the pop-up again,I tired 'abort' and it's still stuck at 95% saving configuration. This doesn't seem very graceful and I'm stuck in a loop.

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    Default Re: Manual network configuration during install

    Or put your network configuration on the installation kernel cmdline: https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Linuxrc

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    I started over and selected 'Use online repositories" and now it's stuck saying at 50% "downloading list of online repositories" and obviously fails saying "Unable to download list of repos". So basically I have to sue the net installer. I'm sure I didn't have to do this for 42.2, but could be wrong.

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    Default Re: Manual network configuration during install

    Several here (including me) found out that earlier there was a check box to not use automatic configuration. That is gone already for some versions.

    We also found that removing the cable during the first part of the configuration forces a screen for network configuration. Add the cable and do the configuration as wanted.

    Personally I find it a frustrating experience. I always forget to remove the cable until it is too late and I have to start all over again .
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    Default Re: Manual network configuration during install

    Quote Originally Posted by fishface2017 View Post
    Clean install of 42.3 using a USB thumb drive with the ISO.

    I need to configure the networking manually during the installation and I cannot see where I can access this, I'm sure in previous versions I had a key combo I could hit to set it up.
    One sure way is to unplug the ethernet before you boot the installer. When you get to the network config screen, plug it back in.
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    ATM, I cannot get the net installer to work, I enter the proxy info and manually configure the networking to be the same as it was with 42.2, it refreshes, I wait about 2 mins and then I blue window appears saying it cannot reach http://downloads....

    This PC was running 42.2 fine a few hours ago, has been for several years, but I botched upgrade from 42.2 to 42.3 maybe go down the path of a clean install...

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    Ok, going to try nrickert suggestion.

    BTW, just installed another distro on the same hardware with the same network settings and it works, but I prefer OpenSuSE!

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    Default Re: Manual network configuration during install

    Quote Originally Posted by fishface2017 View Post
    but I prefer OpenSuSE!
    That is fine, And while you are waiting on the installation to complete, just try to remember the correct spelling (as it is all over this and other web sites and as the installer shows): openSUSE.
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