Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55992
DHCP times out trying to establish eth0 connection to ADSL supplier
Last modified: 2015-03-04 20:09:56 EST
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Description of problem:
On bootup, when eth0 is trying to configure the network via DHCP, the
Determining IP information for eth0: failed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RH 7.2 on Digital Celebris 6180
2. Choose "configure w/ DHCP" and connect at startup as install options
3. Boot the system. DHCP times out when attempting to bring up eth0
Actual Results: DHCP fails to configure eth0 connection.
Expected Results: DHCP configures eth0 with net address from server.
Network connection is established.
My system is a Digital Celebris 6180 w/ integrated ethernet.
My ADSL supplier is Cincinnati Bell (Zoomtown is the product).
Red Hat 7.0 worked out of the box using DHCP to connect, using the same
hardware and ADSL supplier. Also, I have installed RH 7.2 on a white box
AMD K5 system w/ 3Com ethernet card, and it connects w/ no prob.
I don't know if this is a problem detecting the correct hardware during
install, a problem w/ the Tulip driver, or simply an incorrect
configuration of DHCP. However, firstname.lastname@example.org reccomended I open a new
bug report against iputils. I have attached excerpts from log files which
can hopefully describe the problem in more detail than I can. Thanks for
Created attachment 37124 [details]
Logfile & Hardware config excerpts
Looks like a problem with that specific tulip card eeprom/and the driver. You
may find it works if you instead use the de4x5 driver (assuming its a genuine
digital tulip chip not a clone)
As Alan requested, have you tried the other driver and verified if it works with
Read ya, Phil
As i haven't received any response on this bug in 3 months i'm closing it now as
works for me (I've tried it here, and as Alan already suggested, this might
actually be a driver problem (which is my personal opinion as well) and not
necessarily iputils related).
Read ya, Phil