Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51805
Installer crashes/eth0 fails to initialize, seemingly dhcp related
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:54 EDT
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Description of problem:
When installing, the "pre-configuration" stage will hang when I am sending
dhcp packets to eth0, regardless of wether I have either specified IP
information or told it to use DHCP. The only way I can get the installed
to _not_ hang is to tell it to use DHCP, kill the dhcpd daemon on my BSD
box, let it install, boot, and time out trying to bring up eth0. If I let
it install and then begin sending packets, the boot procedure hangs.
Incidentally, I was able to get my Windows partition to determine its own
IP from the same packets.
Also, I'm running on an Athlon 750Mhz, using a Linksys ethernet card.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install, request DHCP.
2.Send DHCP packets at varying times, crash occurs at either pre-
configuration or bootup.
Actual Results: Either installer or bootup p[rcedure hangs.
Expected Results: Should have installed/eth0 should have been brought up
DHCP installs/bootups work for most of the rest of the world, so it's hard to
fix this bug without being able to reproduce it. If I'm misunderstanding the bug
and it's more involved than just attempting a DHCP install, please clarify.
Otherwise, I can only suggest attempting to install 7.2 in hopes that it has
some fixes (the hanging makes it almost sound like a kernel problem...)