Bug 138386 - 2.1U6 beta install: network unusable/unconfigurable
2.1U6 beta install: network unusable/unconfigurable
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
ia32e Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-11-08 14:40 EST by Wendy Hung
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
8 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-01-27 11:33:42 EST
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this patches the pcitable so RHAS2.1 can recognize the broadcom 5721 card (801 bytes, patch)
2004-11-18 18:27 EST, Vernon Mauery
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Description Wendy Hung 2004-11-08 14:40:02 EST
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Description of problem:
The Broadcom 5721 chipset on the x346 does not function during the
install of 2.1U beta.  This essentially prevents customers from doing
network installs via kickstart. CD and hard drive based installs both

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Attempt to perform network install on x346 using 2.1 U6 beta 
    Or attempt to configure network during CD install.


Actual Results:  Per Mike Gahagan, 
totally non-functional during the install. I didn't have any success
with the expert or noprobe options.

Nic works fine post-install with tg3 and it looks like the
needed pci id entries are present.

Expected Results:  Network install works.
Network can be configured during install.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-11-08 14:54:44 EST
What errors do you get?
Comment 3 Wendy Hung 2004-11-15 16:13:39 EST
There are no error messages.  During the CD-based install,the network 
configuration screen does not appear.  The configuration is performed 
post-install.  It was expected that the screen would appear during 
the install. 
Comment 4 Wendy Hung 2004-11-17 13:52:49 EST
raising the severity level to high.  no fix would result in no network
installs using the 5721 chipset which will impact sales. 
Comment 6 Bob Johnson 2004-11-17 14:52:32 EST
We could use some IBM help here.
This looks like installer does not see 5721, but this is more
complicated than that.
Comment 8 AJ Johnson 2004-11-18 13:32:12 EST
Since we don't have an x346, I want to give this a shot on the x236 as
it has the same Broadcom chipset.
Comment 9 Vernon Mauery 2004-11-18 15:56:12 EST
The x236 has the same problem.
Comment 10 Vernon Mauery 2004-11-18 16:18:08 EST
The x336 also has this problem
Comment 11 Vernon Mauery 2004-11-18 18:27:28 EST
Created attachment 107008 [details]
this patches the pcitable so RHAS2.1 can recognize the broadcom 5721 card
Comment 12 Vernon Mauery 2004-11-18 18:30:14 EST
attachment 107008 [details] is a patch against the initrd filesystem used for
the net install.  I unzipped the filesystem, modified
modules/pcitable, gzipped it and placed it back where the tftp server
could hand it out.  It worked fine for me on the x236.
Comment 13 Bob Johnson 2004-11-18 22:41:53 EST
Vernon, thanks, I think this is where Jeremy is working this issue also.
Comment 14 Wendy Hung 2004-11-19 16:32:49 EST
Results from testing Vernon's patch on a x346 will be available 
11/22.  The expectation is that it should work just as the x236 did.  
Is there a new cut of 2.1u6?  if so, we can test that too. 
Comment 15 Wendy Hung 2004-11-22 15:52:47 EST
Patch has been tested successfully on the x236, x336 and the x346. 
Comment 16 Wendy Hung 2005-01-27 11:33:42 EST
The patch was included in U6.

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