Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 192088
LTC23831-Can't install FC5 from veth
Last modified: 2008-03-12 01:54:40 EDT
LTC Owner is: email@example.com
LTC Originator is: firstname.lastname@example.org
vestalp1 was configurated with veth. I booted it from veth by bootp, and then
used veth to install FC5 but it reported "That directory could not be mounted
from the server".
Machine type (p650, x235, SF2, etc.): p5-595
Cpu type (Power4, Power5, IA-64, etc.): Power5
Describe any special hardware you think might be relevant to this problem:
Is this reproducible?
If so, how long does it (did it) take to reproduce it?
Describe the steps:
1. config the vestalp1 with veth
2. setup IPL in SMS
3. boot from veth by bootp
4. select veth as Networking Device
5. Configure TCP/IP
6. NFS Setup
7. FC can't mount NFS
1. Networking Device
You have multiple network devices on this system.
Which would you like to install through?
eth0 - IBM i/pSeries Virtual Ethernet
eth1 - Intel Corporation 82545GM Gigabit Ethernet Controller
eth2 - Intel Corporation 82545GM Gigabit Ethernet Controller
eth3 - Intel Corporation 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100]
eth4 - Intel Corporation 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100]
tr0 - IBM 16/4 Token ring UTP/STP controller
2. Configure TCP/IP
Please enter the IP configuration for this machine. Each
item should be entered as an IP address in dotted-decimal
notation (for example, 188.8.131.52).
[ ] Use dynamic IP configuration (BOOTP/DHCP)
IP address: 184.108.40.206_____
Default gateway (IP): 220.127.116.11_______
Primary nameserver: 18.104.22.168______
3. NFS Setup
Please enter the following information:
o the name or IP number of your NFS server
o the directory on that server containing
Fedora Core for your architecture
NFS server name: 22.214.171.124_______________
Fedora Core directory: /distros/rawhide________
That directory could not be
mounted from the server.
I was using "fedora-development tree (aka rawhide), snapshot May1".
There are veth(usable) and physical network adapter on vestalp3. When I try to
install FC5, the same problem happends. But after I delete all physical network
adapter, it works. So till now, I am able to install FC5 on systems with only
veth or only physical network card.
For some reason eth4 is now the veth (orginally it was eth0) I booted the system
into U3 and confirmed it.
It's very interesting. If I selected "eth4 - Intel Corporation 82557/8/9
[Ethernet Pro 100]" in FC5 installation, configurated it using the original IP
126.96.36.199, and it worked!!
FC5 is installed. ifconfig showes that the active eth is eth4.
[root@vestalp1 ~]# ifconfig
eth4 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 66:F7:B0:00:10:03
inet addr:188.8.131.52 Bcast:184.108.40.206 Mask:255.255.255.0
[root@vestalp1 ~]# ethtool -i eth4
This seems to be the interface naming issue.
during setup the installer load ibmveth first, but during the actual install it
gets loaded after the physical adapter. And since the network configuration file
use normal name convention (eth0, eth1, ....), the installer picks the wrong file.
This could be avoided by using MAC address naming convention or loading the
network modules in the same order.
----- Additional Comments From email@example.com 2006-05-30 01:34 EDT -------
still not fixed in May 26 version.
What |Removed |Added
------- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 2006-06-06 03:19 EDT -------
I am changing the version to 'devel' to properly reflect that this recreates on
A new kernel update has been released (Version: 2.6.18-1.2200.fc5)
based upon a new upstream kernel release.
Please retest against this new kernel, as a large number of patches
go into each upstream release, possibly including changes that
may address this problem.
This bug has been placed in NEEDINFO state.
Due to the large volume of inactive bugs in bugzilla, if this bug is
still in this state in two weeks time, it will be closed.
Should this bug still be relevant after this period, the reporter
can reopen the bug at any time. Any other users on the Cc: list
of this bug can request that the bug be reopened by adding a
comment to the bug.
In the last few updates, some users upgrading from FC4->FC5
have reported that installing a kernel update has left their
systems unbootable. If you have been affected by this problem
please check you only have one version of device-mapper & lvm2
installed. See bug 207474 for further details.
If this bug is a problem preventing you from installing the
release this version is filed against, please see bug 169613.
If this bug has been fixed, but you are now experiencing a different
problem, please file a separate bug for the new problem.
What |Removed |Added
------- Additional Comments From email@example.com (prefers email at firstname.lastname@example.org) 2007-02-02 16:33 EDT -------
We will close this Bugzilla for now. Please reopen if this is still a problem.
The information we've requested above is required in order
to review this problem report further and diagnose/fix the
issue if it is still present. Since there have not been any
updates to the report since thirty (30) days or more since we
requested additional information, we're assuming the problem
is either no longer present in the current Fedora release, or
that there is no longer any interest in tracking the problem.
Setting status to "INSUFFICIENT_DATA". If you still
experience this problem after updating to our latest Fedora
release and can provide the information previously requested,
please feel free to reopen the bug report.
Thank you in advance.