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Bug 52766 - Some ethernet cards fail on DHCP lookup in 0827.1 but are fine in 7.1
Some ethernet cards fail on DHCP lookup in 0827.1 but are fine in 7.1
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-08-28 16:15 EDT by Zeke Harris
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:36 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-31 19:05:29 EDT
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Description Zeke Harris 2001-08-28 16:15:27 EDT
Description of Problem:
Some cards (so far, all of them have been using tulip) fail to get their IP
addresses from a DHCP server in 0815.1 - 0827.1. I've checked those two
builds only, haven't checked Roswell2 or anything earlier, but it's broken
in those. 

Tested for i386.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How Reproducible:
If it don't work, it don't work. Some cards require a second try and they
get it, others just don't at all.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start an install with bootnet 
2. have an affected adapter 
3. try to use DHCP and watch it fail, every time

Actual Results:
DHCP doesn't work

Expected Results:
DHCP should work

Additional Information:
   Affected Cards:
        Adapter            Chipset             Driver
        SMC EtherPower    (DEC 21041-AA)       tulip
        SMC EtherPowerII  (DEC 21041-PB)       tulip
        DEC DE435         (DEC 21040-AA)       tulip
Comment 1 Zeke Harris 2001-08-28 18:06:23 EDT
Only a problem with multi-port adapters (like those with both 10base-T and
10-base2, etc). Tou Anaconda folks know what's wrong better than I do... I
gather that it seems to be a boot kernel or driver issue. 

lspci -n output for the DE435:

Class 0200: 1011:0002 (rev 23)
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-28 18:10:01 EDT
What happens if you use the tulip_old driver?
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2001-08-29 12:51:51 EDT
Moving to NEEDINFO.
Comment 4 Glen Foster 2001-08-29 14:21:21 EDT
Look into having the driver on a separate driver disk and have the installer
load that driver from the disk.  That may be the only way to check this...
Comment 5 Zeke Harris 2001-08-29 16:52:48 EDT
tulip_old works, on the second try (first one kicks you back to the IP config.
screen, second puts you into the server name/folder screen).
Comment 6 Michael Fulbright 2001-08-31 11:02:51 EDT
Does this defect occur with RC2?
Comment 7 Zeke Harris 2001-08-31 19:05:24 EDT
Tulip (by itself) works for those cards now (as far as I can tell anyway, and
now = RC2, 0830). Cool.

"* pump told us: No DHCP reply recieved
* reverse name lookup worked"

then kicks me into server name/directory. Looks good to me.
Comment 8 Michael Fulbright 2001-09-05 14:51:24 EDT
Marking as working.

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