Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 127704
waiting for link... 15 seconds
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:02 EST
* RHEL3-U3-Beta-RC-re0709.0 for s390-as
* ftp install
* stage 1 loader
* using qeth NIC driver
when choosing "ftp" as install type, a 15 second pause occurs while
the installer is waiting for link:
> * going to do getNetConfig
> * adding 172.16.52.27
> * dnsservers is 172.16.52.27
> * doing kickstart... setting it up
> * waiting for link...
> * 15 seconds.
> * reverse name lookup worked
> * starting to STEP_URL
after the 15 second pause, the install proceeds as normal ...
The driver doesn't support the ETHTOOL_GLINK or mii-tool ioctls for
determining whether or not a link is present or not. The default wait
had to be lengthened to 15 seconds to account for
hilarity/ridiculousness with gbit nics. You can adjust the time to be
shorter with 'linksleep=n' in your parm file.
Closing due to lack of response.