Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 135490
Problems with nv ethernet during install
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:51 EST
Description of problem:
Nv "forcedeth" ethernet is .loaded and found but anaconda denies it
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot FC3T3 boot.iso on box with nvidia ethernet
2. Select "NFS install"
"No blah device ..."
The log shows that anaconda loads the forcedeth module. The kernel
sees both ethernet ports (eth0 and eth1). In addition if you install
using a plug in ethernet csrd (this works except for r8169,
via-velocity (kernel bugs) or natsemi (missing off boot.iso)) then it
does install via NFS.
Even odder post the base install it configures dhcp/static/etc for
*all three* ports.
Post-install, if you run
python -c 'import kudzu; print kudzu.probe(kudzu.CLASS_NETWORK,
what does it print?
If you've got a shell on tty2, what is the output of:
>> import kudzu
>> kudzu.probe(kudzu.CLASS_NETWORK, kudzu.BUS_UNSPEC, 1<<31)
It hasn't got a shell t this point sorry -
I've seen this with sungem on various Mac hardware. Is there any
output on tty4/5 implying it's loaded (mac address appears with
sungem). If it's the same issue - the module loads, but we endup
reprompting to choose a module but have removed it from the list.
(In reply to comment #4)
> I've seen this with sungem on various Mac hardware. Is there any
> output on tty4/5 implying it's loaded (mac address appears with
> sungem). If it's the same issue - the module loads, but we endup
> reprompting to choose a module but have removed it from the list.
Was there ever a resolution for this?
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem. Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.
If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.
not that it helps fc3 at install time, but this was probably the 'network card
has a pci type of "bridge"' quirk that got fixed in an errata kernel.
fc4 should be fixed.