Bug 1418

Summary: Bootdisk missing support for RTL 8139 ethernet card
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: brad
Component: installerAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Version: 5.2   
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Hardware: i386   
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Last Closed: 1999-03-13 17:01:06 EST Type: ---
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Description brad 1999-03-04 03:40:33 EST
I wanted to load Red Hat 5.2 on a TEC register recently.
It is a very small unit that can't hold a CD-ROM and you
can't even get at the IDE cable to plug one in unless
you dismantle most of the machine.  It comes with a
builtin ethernet card so I was going to install from a
NFS server that had the CD-ROM mounted.  The builtin
ethernet card is a RealTek RTL8139 which I had verified
was supported in the Linux 2.0.x kernels.  When I picked
an NFS install and was given a list of ethernet cards to
choose from, there was no entry for the RealTek.  In the
end I had to pull the whole machine apart and find a
spare CD-ROM I could attach to it to load Red Hat 5.2.
I don't relish doing this with all the TEC's I will be
loading so I hope in the next Red Hat release you will
support this RealTek card at boot time.

Thanks and keep up the great job!
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-03-13 17:01:59 EST
With the chipset you stated, you should have chosen the NE2000-PCI
choice under the install network menu. That should ave worked for your
card.