Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56792
Hangs on formating the disk with pxe installation
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:27 EDT
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from a DHCP server
2. Press F4
3. The machine says "<4> ****invalid checksum*****
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
When you press 'F4' are you still in the PXE ROM on the machine, or in the Red
Hat Linux installer?
I'm in the Red Hat installer.
How much RAM is in the machine?
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
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?
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have any more information to add.