2.2.2 Installer does not show Network Devices screen when installing with iSCSI enabled

If a system is configured to use iSCSI storage on a network interface within the BIOS or UEFI, the Oracle Linux installer does not provide an option to select the network device to use if the URL option is selected on the Installation Method screen.

Workarounds include the following:

  • Disable iSCSI configuration in the BIOS or UEFI to cause the installer to display the Network Devices screen when viewing the URL Setup options.

  • Make sure that the URL is accessible using the same network device that is configured for iSCSI in the BIOS or UEFI, as this is the network interface that is used by default by the installer when the Installation Method is set to URL.

  • Perform a Kickstart installation and specify the ksdevice kernel boot parameter to point to the correct network interface to use for the installation. The Network Devices screen is still not displayed in the installer, but a network interface not configured for iSCSI can be used to complete the installation. For more information, see the Oracle Linux Installation Guide for Release 6 at https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E37670_01/E41137/html/ch03s02.html.

(Bug ID 23273430)