Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 247480
can't get IP through dhcp with pxe/kickstart install
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:10 EST
Description of problem:
Try to install thinkpad T60W through pxe/kickstart.
dhcp does not work and it could not get an IP address
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F7, both i386 and x86_64
tried FC6 and it worked fine on the same laptop.
Hardware is think t60w, ethernet card is:
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82573L Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Steps to Reproduce:
1. pxe boot and choose kickstart install
2. dhcp and load pxelinux.0
3. can't mount nfs, "alt-f3" shows:
"sending dhcp request through device eth0
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 22.214.171.124 port 67 interval 4
DHCPv4 eth0 TIMED OUT
doing kickstart... setting it up
failed to install
install can go through
I am seeing this same behavior. I have a server someone in the office put
together, starting with a SuperMicro bare-bones system; the NICs are Intel
Corporation 82547GI Gigabit Ethernet Controller. I am loading a kickstart via
NFS, so it goes something like:
- PXE boot does DHCP request (works)
- PXE loads kernel with command line to fetch kickstart config via NFS
- kernel/initrd load and run, starting anaconda
- anaconda does DHCP request for fetching kickstart (works)
- kickstart just has "network --hostname blah.hiwaay.net"
- anaconda does DHCP request again to use for install - this fails
I have PXE/kickstarted another F7 box, but it has e100 NICs, not e1000. Is this
an anaconda bug or a kernel bug?
This is probably a dupe of
This is a duplicate of 241783. I grabbed the latest e1000 driver from Intel,
built the module for the F7 i586 kernel, and rebuild the initrd.img with the
updated e1000 module, and now I can kickstart the system.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 241783 ***