On Sun 09 Dec 2018 05:46:03 PM CST, MarkNei wrote:
> The discussion is now about the network connection that is not
> available, but your original question was to add the OSS repo that is
> on the ISO (on the DVD or elsewhere on the system) to the repo list.
> In posts #2 and #4 hints were given. I read nowhere above that you
> tried that, let alone what was the result of the trial.
OK. I didn’t make my original question clear enough. When this system
was built quite a few years ago, I had a static IP address. This
allowed me to not use DHCP (because at the time I didn’t like it. I
didn’t like it so much that i manually removed _t_he dhclient program)
Time passed and the extra monies that I had to spend for the static IP
became unnecessary, and so I gave it up and switched to FIOS with its
So, I went into yast and commented out all repos except the DVD. I put
in the 14.3 DVD. When I found the dhclient listing, it was marked as
installed. I tried options (I don’t remember which…force update?
upgrade?) to reinstall dhclient, but that didn’t work. At this time, I
was informed that DHCP is installed with the basic install and all I had
to do was to “install it” but I couldn’t see a way to do so. So, I left
the idea of getting the dhclient installed as a dead end.
My thought today was that, since I haven’t had success (and I thought
this should be easy) I would try something that is on my agenda to do:
upgrade from 14.3 to 15. But, today I was told that this might not fix
the dhcp problem so I am at a bit of a loss.
I am grasping at straws and looking for what I think should be an easy
solution. (I now know that I should not have manually deleted dhclient,
but 20/20 hindsight doesn’t get things fixed.)
If I haven’t clarified enough, please let me know. I think I’ve covered
Your making a simple issue much more complicated than necessary… I’m
guessing 42.3 as well
So on the machine with your dvd repo active;
zypper in -f dhcp dhcp-client
Now fire up YaST network settings (of via cli run yast lan). Now on
your interface, select it and edit and check the dhcp box, save and
dhclient is some other distro speak, not openSUSE…
So your FIOS connection is just FIOS -<> ethernet and you connect
direct, or is it a router (part number/model)?
If it’s just a media converter, then above will work fine. If it’s a
router, then above will work fine assuming the router dishes out dhcp
for your internal network.
Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
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