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|Summary:||Bootdisk missing support for RTL 8139 ethernet card|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||brad|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-03-13 17:01:06 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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.