Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 118015
(SIS IRQ)boot up pauses at eth0 for ~ 1minute
Last modified: 2013-07-02 22:18:40 EDT
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Description of problem:
Bringing up interface eth0
boot up pauses at eth0 then reports:
Determining IP information for eth0
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Device or Resources Busy.....[Failed]
In spite of all attempts to get out to the internet using the net
configuration tools, I am unable to do so. Using a high speed cable
access, through a linksys router. The Hardware detect utility
correctly detects and identifies the Nic as a SiS900.
I added the pci=bios,biosirq to the 'kernel' line in grub.conf as was
suggested in one of the old bug reports but no change in the network
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.cannot connect to internet through any utility, browser, mail or
Seems like this is a "SIOCSIFFLAGS busy" problem...what is
SIOCSIFFLAGS, and why is it busy?
This looks like a driver problem.
I have looked into some old posts and some "SIOCSIFFLAGS busy" posts.
It seems to occur with double OS systems that have Win2K or XP as the
other (and first OS). It looks to me that the Bios assigns the SiS900
NIC to IRQ 19 and there does not seem to be that choice in Fedora.
When Plug &Play is turned off in the Bios the SiS900 card is
recognized and becomes "Active". So now I can ping my router (192.
169.1.1) but I cannot get past the router to the DHCP server.
I hope that this is some help.
Fedora Core 2 has now reached end of life, and no further updates will be
provided by Red Hat. The Fedora legacy project will be producing further kernel
updates for security problems only.
If this bug has not been fixed in the latest Fedora Core 2 update kernel, please
try to reproduce it under Fedora Core 3, and reopen if necessary, changing the
product version accordingly.