Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 161157
tg3 module fails to work on kickstart process, this happens on rhas3
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:07 EST
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Description of problem:
Attempting to kickstart Dell 2650 servers, the kickstart process cannot get a IP from DHCP, attempted a manual IP also failed. Kickstart process works for Dell 2850 and NFS mounts work so the rest of the process is fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
original rhas3 and update 5
Steps to Reproduce:
1. #network module load for a 2650
device net tg3
device net e1000
2. Burn CD, try a kickstart install.
3. Standard install seems OK, but this means 12 seperate manual installs...with no disaster recovery so is really not wanted.
Actual Results: Says cannot mount at 22.214.171.124 /redhat/rhas3-5
Expected Results: Mount should happen and kickstart completes, this works for Dell 1850s, 2850s (-64 arch), Dell 2300s (x86) and various Fedora test beds. Most units use the e100 or e1000 so this suggests a problem with the tg3 module.
Have you tried booting the 2650 w/ either "noapic", "acpi=noirq" or
"acpi=off"? Please try all three and post the results...thanks!
Please do provide the requested information...additionally, test kernels w/
newest tg3 driver available here:
Although you will not be able to install using them, it may be worth seeing if
they get you farther along the process. Please post your results...thanks!
Closing due to lack of response. Please re-open when requested information