Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56840
Linux disables Windows ethernet on Dell Latitude LS
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:28 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98)
Description of problem:
My Dell Latitude LS dual boots 7.2 and Win98. Whenever I switch from
Linux to Windows, Windows complains about the ethernet device (a 3COM
part) not working properly, and the driver is disabled. I have to reboot
again under Windows for everything to work again.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot Linux 7.2 on Dell Latitude LS
2.Reboot Windows 98
3.Watch for ethernet device error dialog box during Windows boot.
Expected Results: Windows should work properly.
Windows driver bug. Some windows drivers made incorrect assumptions about card
status on boot