Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 113880
Network install with tg3 fails in FC development (but worked with FC1)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:35 EST
My laptop has a BCM5705 ethernet adapter (tg3) and a Prism 2.5
wireless adapter (orinoco_pci). I did a network install of FC1 using
PXE, and it worked fine. But the development version network installer
isn't working. After selecting the HTTP installation method, it tells
me I have multiple network cards -- which is true, though I didn't see
this in FC1 -- and asks me to install from either "eth - Unknown
vendor|Unknown device 1260:3873" or "eth - Broadcom
Corporation|unknown device 14e4:1653". I pick the latter. Then I
select DHCP in the following TCP/IP configuration screen, but the OK
button just flashes a box on the screen much faster than the refresh
rate allows me to see. VC3 says:
* waiting for link...
* 0 seconds.
* pump told us: SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
and VC4 says:
<7>request_module: failed /sbin/modprobe -- eth. error = -16
(Going back and picking the other network card gave the same error,
though orinoco_pci doesn't seem to be supported anyway.)
What's the date on those images? This *should* be fixed with current
versions of rawhide (work for me at least... :)
I still have the same problem with the latest version on
download.fedora.redhat.com (images/pxeboot/vmlinuz and
images/pxeboot/initrd.img, FTP timestamp 2004-01-21 10:37:00).
Can you try this once the 2004-01-23 tree gets synced down? (Before
that, there's lots of weirdness, but I fixed quite a bit today :)
If it doesn't work, can you md5sum the boot.iso just to make sure
we're talking about the same tree
Still the same problem. I'm not using boot.iso, just vmlinuz and
initrd.img from images/pxeboot:
Was this fixed in test1? (Note that you will want to use selinux=0 if
you're pxe booting with a tg3 in test1)
No, it still doesn't work in the current development version (or do
you want me to try the actual test1?). The only difference is that the
error from VC4 no longer appears.
BTW, I got a better glimpse of the dialog it flashes on the screen,
and I think it says "Sending request for IP information for eth...".
Does this happen with test2 or later?
With test2 I don't even get a choice of which network card to use.
This had the happy side effect of making it work, but I don't know if
the bug was fixed.
I can't try out development now because the images/ directory is
empty. I hope it's coming back soon?
It'll be the tg3 -- we don't support installs over wireless and now
that I don't probe cards that we don't have a driver loaded for,
things are working exactly as I'd expect :)