Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 139264
Installer unable to locate loaded network driver
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:54 EST
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Description of problem:
Trying to install FC3 on a machine without a CDROM drive. I want to
do an NFS install from a directory tree made from unpacking all of the
ISO images. The system has an ISA D-Link ethernet card.
I use etherboot to create a PXE boot disk, and boot the installer
using pxelinux. Kernel and initrd come from images/pxeboot on first
CD. System boots fine and anaconda starts. When I get to the prompt
to select the installation type, I select NFS (I have also tried HTTP
with the same results). I get the dialog asking about selecting a
driver. I select the proper driver (ne) and enter the proper I/O port
address. I get the prompt to select a driver again.
* modules to insert 8390 ne
* loaded 8390 from /modules/modules.cgz
* loaded ne from /modules/modules.cgz
* inserted /tmp/8390.ko
* inserted /tmp/ne.ko
<6>ne.c:v1.10 9/23/94 ...
<6>Last modified Nov 1, 2000 ...
<6>NE*000 ethercard probe at 0x300: 00 80 c8 d9 38 a2
<4>eth%d: NE2000 found at 0x300, using IRQ 5.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot using PXE
2. Start install
3. Select NFS or HTTP install method
4. Select driver
Actual Results: Infinite loop asking for network driver (the ne
driver is not in the list after the first time)
Expected Results: Request for network parameters or NFS server
Installation from ISA network cards isn't supported.
Since I see nothing indicating that certain types of cards are
supported and certain types are not, would you care to enlighten me on
what types of cards are now supported? Since it looks like floppies
are no longer valid boot media and my ethernet cards are no longer
valid installation sources, I'm left without no way to install Fedora.