Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 190177
DHCP request fails during FTP install
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:31 EST
Description of problem:
A net install of current Fedora Core Develeopment [rawhide] fails.
The DHCP request fails, and the installer does not proceed beyond
the corresponding text window.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from rawhide boot.iso.
2. Choose FTP install.
3. Choose DHCP method.
The installer gets stuck, because instead of proceeding to the
next window, nothing happens. One can hit the "Ok" button repeatedly
but nothing will happen.
Installer should proceed to downloading the installer image.
I chose to specify a static IP too, but this left me with an
empty blue screen, possibly because the FTP connection did not
build up successfully. It might also be a problem with the
network driver [IBM ThinkPad T23 with Intel Pro 100].
Before reinstalling the system from scratch, current rawhide
was installed, and network functionality including DHCP was
I am sure FTP install w/DHCP worked maybe 3 weeks ago, when I
installed my system also over the network.
According to the information posted at:
probably a kernel issue.
Fixed in kernel-2.6.16-1.2181_FC6 as of 05/01/06.