Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 106658
autonegotioantion of network speed not always working working correctly
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:32 EST
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Description of problem:
not all network cards will choose the correct speed/duplex combination when
using dhcp for initial boot when ks.cfg later assigns a fixed address.
this might slow down the installation in an environment where 100baseTx-FD is
possible but only 10baseTx-HD is used.
it would be nice if mii-tool could be included into the ramdisk that gets loaded
via the network, since then one could adjust the network speed in the %pre
section and thus reduce installation time.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot via vanilla dhcp into kickstart installation
Functionality is already present :-)
Add '--ethtool="speed 100 duplex full"' to the network line of your ks.cfg or
add 'ethtool="speed 100 duplex full"' to your command line on boot and it will