Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 16173
Network install with PCMCIA fails
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:57 EDT
On a Dell laptop with a realport 10/100 PCMCIA nic, the install fails.
When using a DHCP network, install hangs while determining hostname and
domain for about a minute. Then asks for NFS server infomration. After
specifying the NFS server and path, I get "Can not mount that directory".
Using a straight 10MB PCMCIA nic solves this problem.
Alt-F3 shows the correct network information.
I have duplicated this on multiple networks.
I have seen this same behavior with other brand 10/100 PCMCIA nics.
We would need the card to look at the problem, as the test lab does not have
If you install the system with another PCMCIA card, then reboot, does the
problem card work then?
If not I suspect this is a kernel-pcmcia issue and not an anaconda issue.
Do you know for certain that the server received the DHCP query from the
client? I've seen this happen sometimes when the card is plugged into a
dual-speed hub or switch, presumably because it's still determining which speed
to run at.
The machine does get it's ip information from the server. I have the hardware
here at Red Hat if you want to have a look.
And yes, after install, the card works fine.
Please bring the equipment by the developmnt area and we'll take a look.
Still waiting on the hardware from mikev to try and reproduce the bug.
If you continue to have problems with this please reopen this report.