When selecting network install with PLIP, after PLIP parameters (port &
irq) have been entered the installer tries to insmod parport.o,
parport_pc.o and plip.o. Both parport_pc.o and plip.o insmod's write number
of unresolved symbol .... lines to screen. Finally message "failed to
insert plip module." appears.
I've doublechecked the port & irq settings (even changing them via bios &
retrying several times), but with no improvement.
Brent please verify.
I'm not sure how to reproduce your situation. Exactly what steps did you take?
When you say "network install," do you mean NFS, FTP, HTTP, or something else?
As far as I know, the installer doesn't have a PLIP screen.
Here's what I did:
1) I select NFS install (similar outcome will come with FTP/HTTP installa as
2) List of network drivers appear, I choose to use driver disk and select PLIP
module as network driver.
3) I enter necesary io and irq settings for PLIP module.
4) Installer tries to install necesary PLIP modules, but fails.
Note, that similar problem has been in RH 6.2. PLIP install howto (v. 1.27)
section 14 gives a link to 6.2 install disk with working PLIP installation. I
have succesfully installed 6.2 to with this disk.
I can't find the link that you refer to. Can you point me towards it?
Here's the HOWTO:
and here's the link to bootnet disk for 6.2 with PLIP:
Installing via the parallel port isn't an officially supported installation
method. That's not to say that it isn't possible. However, we had to shuffle
some modules on the boot disk due to space constraints. It is possible that
some of the modules that you need aren't there now, which is why it doesn't