Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 622346
The machine will hang when using syslinux 3.86 to download vmlinuz and initrd with Broadcom BCM5723 chip ethernet
Last modified: 2013-09-29 21:08:34 EDT
Description of problem:
When pxelinux.0 starts to download vmlinuz and initrd from a specific tftp servrer, the machine will hang. Keyboard has no response.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Set up Cobbler and TFTP server etc. services for OS deployment.
2.Clients can show the Cobbler selection menu well. That means TFTP stage 1 well.
3.When select an item to install.
After select an item to install, the machine hangs.
Downloading vmlinuz and initrd then go on installation procedure.
This problem happened in HP ML150-G6 Server with Broadcom BCM5723 ethernet chip. After upgrade the latest syslinux package from syslinux official site: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/boot/syslinux/RPMS/x86_64/syslinux-4.02-1.x86_64.rpm, this problem is resolved. I suppose that it would be a compatibility problem.
My problem is which syslinux version will be contained in RHEL 6 release? And as we know users can update syslinux. However, this problem is typical I think. Fedora 12 and Fedora 13 has the same problem.
Frankly speaking, users will suppose that would be a hardware problem when encounter this problem first time. So I think it would be necessary to give a way to solve that problem.
IMO, that would be an incompatibility with pxelinux.0 and the ethernet chip ROM.
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We now have syslinux-4.02-4.el6 into 6.1 trees and I have confirmation from Hui Li
that it is working well for him. Moving to VERIFIED.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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