Bug 56792 - Hangs on formating the disk with pxe installation
Hangs on formating the disk with pxe installation
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-11-27 14:49 EST by Henrik Karlsson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-15 16:47:44 EST
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Description Henrik Karlsson 2001-11-27 14:49:28 EST
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Description of problem:
When trying to do an pxe installation the with the supplied  boot images in
the /images/pxe directory the networks seem to to malfunction. I'm using
the builtin 3c905 in a Dell Optiplex Gn+ machine.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from a DHCP server
2. Press  F4	
3. The machine says "<4> ****invalid checksum*****

Additional info:

I'm not completly sure that it is the pxe-kernel image's fault but when I
installed a plain Red Hat 7.2 on the same type of machine I had networking
problems. There were a kernel-errata (version 2.4.9-something) that fixed
this problem.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2001-12-03 16:09:08 EST
When you press 'F4' are you still in the PXE ROM on the machine, or in the Red
Hat Linux installer?
Comment 2 Henrik Karlsson 2001-12-03 17:34:28 EST
I'm in the Red Hat installer.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2001-12-12 15:37:08 EST
How much RAM is in the machine?
Comment 4 Henrik Karlsson 2001-12-12 15:47:30 EST
There are 64MB ram in the machine. I have succesfully installed RH 7.2 (from CD)
on identical machines without this problem.

Is it possible to get the installer to write the log to a serial port instead of
Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2002-01-15 16:47:35 EST
The "invalid checksum" message isn't really an error and is a red herring; are
there any messages on tty3 / is any progress made on the format as shown in tty5?
Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2002-02-19 02:33:40 EST
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen if you have any more information to add.

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