Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50970
fails to obtain IP during normal boot with pcmcia
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:00 EDT
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Description of problem:
dhcpcd fails to obtain an ip interface on normal boot. "network restart"
or "if-up eth0" also fail.
Assigning a static IP, downing the network, and restarting with dynamic IP
works. Manually running dhcpcd also works, after making sure no dhcpcd
process is already running (saw that once).
System is an IBM570E thinkpad that was running RedHat 7.1 and a 2.4 kernel
Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot system in run level 3 or 5
2.system fails to obtain ip address
a. assign static IP and do "service network restart" or equivalent to force
b. verify works (ifconfig, ping,..)
c. change eth0 config to dynamic (editing ifcfg-eth0 manually)
d. restart network and verify dynamic IP assigned.
a. down eth0
b. verify (using ps, kill) no other dhcpcd processes running
c. dhcpcd eth0
d. verify ip assigned.
Actual Results: Was able to get ip assigned after manual intervention as
Same hardware worked fine running 7.1
Note: system was UPGRADED from 7.1 with a 2.4.5 kernel.
System uses 3comm PCMCIA ethernet card
I'm pretty sure that problems with pcmcia networking are known issues. Not sure
if this is the same one, though.
We (Red Hat) should try to fix this for the next release.
I have the same problem with eth0 using a pci adapter (tulip) while doing an
upgrade. same with a clean install but lo doesn't come up either.
This should be fixed in the second roswell tree.
(Please reopen if it persists)