Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 182259
is x86-64 rescue|install cd << x86-64 install dvd?
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:24 EST
[I'm not picking on anaconda, just that that is the nearest thing I can find to
the whole install process :-)]
Description of problem:
Attempting an install using the x86-64 rescue disk, I found that it couldn't see
the ethernet, and the offered list of possible drivers didn't include the one I
Attempting an install using the x86-64 install cd, and the ethernet was found
(the forcedeth driver automatically loaded).
I get the feeling that the rescue cd is shipping with fewer drivers than the
install cd. If nothing else that's a real shame, having a single cd that is
both useful for rescue and can do installs is far more useful -- only one to
download and only one to carry around afterwards.
The rescue CD is essentially the isolinux dirs + Fedora/base/stage2.img, so it
should have all of the same options available.
Were you using a rescue CD from the same tree as the CD1 you grabbed? There
have been some hacks to work around forcedeth brokenness at times.
(In reply to comment #1)
> Were you using a rescue CD from the same tree as the CD1 you grabbed?
checks notes; sorry fc5test2 rescue CD vs fc5test2 DVD.
Can you try again with test3?
(In reply to comment #3)
> Can you try again with test3?
tricky, the machine is currently headless.
I found a head for the machine; test3's rescue cd does have the ethernet driver.