Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 25166
wrong NIC detected, causing booting to freeze
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
I have a NIC that contains a DEC 21041 chip and I use a floppy and
downloaded RPMs to install.
The installation program of Redhat 7.0 selected some other NIC by DEC.
During the bootup, the kernel froze when it tried to load the wrong module.
I have to use the install disk to boot, delete the "modules.conf", then I
can boot. I demand that I will get to choose the NIC card during an
"EXPERT" install, damn it. There's no way the installation program can get
everything right. I should be allow to set the components in my PC during
the installation. Even Windoze allows me to select the hardware components
I have install.
I almost give up installing Redhat 7 because of this. It took me a long
time to fix this. I was able to do it because I'm an experience Linux
user, but the average joe will simply give up.
Please, give users the option to choose the hardware components, at least
in the "expert" installation mode. Why the hell you call it expert mode if
I don't even get to choose the hardware components?
When I boot into expert mode from a 7.0 CD, I get:
do you have a driver disk (say no)
where are you installing from (Local CDROM)
do you have anymore devices to add (yes)
what kind of device (network)
and it all works fine for me. Can you tell me where the sequence you see differs
(I left out some random language and keyboard questions)
I used a boot floppy plus RPMs stored on a fat32 partition. I chose "expert
mode during the boot. When I was asked "where are you installing from", I chose
"Local Disk". I don't remember being ask "do you have anymore devices to add".
I hate to ask this, but is there any way for you to try again?
i can try it again in a few days. I have to download all the rpm again though.
ok, you can close this bug report now. In the "expert" mode, after I selected
"install from local harddrive" and specified the location of the base and rpm
directory, I was presented a screen that said "I have found the following device
on your system\n Adaptec 2940...\n" with two buttons: "Done" and "Add Device".
After I selected "Add device", I was presented with a screen which I get to
choose between scsi devices and network devices.
Just a suggestion, move the network device selection to another section
seperate from the selection of rpm location. The current process is confusing.
I want to open another bug report. If I don't select expert installation, the
installation program will hang after I specify the location of the installation
source. The installation program did detected my Adaptec 2940UW card correctly
and it detected my partitions correctly too.