Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 239042
anaconda not attempting to load any drivers before trying to install
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:03 EST
Description of problem:
I booted the anaconda installer over the network on a couple of my ia64 systems.
Once /sbin/loader starts I immediatly get an error saying it cannot download
the kickstart file. I do not see it attempting to load any device drivers.
If I try booting with no boot arguments (i.e. try manual install instead of
kickstart) after I select "NFS directory" for the install source it asks me to
select a driver (similar to what would be seen if I had booted with nostorage).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
100% on 2 different machines
Steps to Reproduce:
1. network install of rawhide
one more interesting bit of info...
I went to the driver selection screen and selected the e1000 driver for my
system. It does not load the driver and comes back with this error:
Unable to find any devices of the type
needed for this installation type.
I tried this on another one of my systems that has e100 and tg3 drivers.
Selecting those drivers has the same result.
Doug, does this happen only on ia64?
(In reply to comment #2)
> Doug, does this happen only on ia64?
It appears to be either ia64 specific or at least specific to the rx4640/rx2600
low end HP systems. I tried my dl585 with the i386 install (appears that x86_64
did not get completely built) and that worked OK.
Are you sure you're using a properly matched kernel/initrd pair? Since if not,
the module versions won't match and modules won't load properly
It appears all of the rawhide trees are gone from bigpapi so I cannot try again
to see if I was somehow using a mismatched kernel/initrd. I will leave this as
needinfo and retest when another tree is built.
setting back to needinfo so I don't forget this one.
requested by Jams Antill
no longer seeing this in F8-test 1.