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Bug 75787 - can't perform network install
can't perform network install
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Garzik
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-10-12 09:22 EDT by Marius Andreiana
Modified: 2013-07-02 22:07 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-10-25 13:48:54 EDT
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Description Marius Andreiana 2002-10-12 09:22:09 EDT
Description of Problem:
system has realtek 8029 nic on PCI, which worked fine in red hat 6.0.

Booted with bootnet.img and tried to perform a HTTP install. I'm asked what
driver to choose and selected RTL 8129too. Next step askes again what kind of
network install to perform ( HTTP, FTP, NFS ).
Alt+F2 shows the rtl8129.o module can't be loaded ( possible by irq conflicts ).

Booted in red hat 6.0, saw it's irq and i/o address from /proc/pci, and tried to
install again by passing these options as
same result.

Tried with additional drivers disk, the other RTL card ( cp ), and NE2000 (with
and without module options), the same. Tried another rtl 8029 nic, the same.

I've finally installed from hdd, and I was asked during install the IP of the
host, and all networking worked fine from the start.

PS: on downloaded isos I checked md5sum
Comment 1 Marius Andreiana 2002-10-19 04:09:36 EDT
I've just installed redhat 7.3 on the same system by http and it works, so the
problem is new in red hat 8.0
Comment 2 Jeff Garzik 2002-10-25 13:48:46 EDT
The correct driver for the Realtek 8029 is ne2k-pci, and it does not require any
module options.  Can you re-test with this driver to ensure you can reproduce
the bad behavior?
Comment 3 Marius Andreiana 2002-10-25 15:13:17 EDT
It works with PCI NE2000. Sorry for the bogus report.

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