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Bug 341

Summary: bug in ftp upgrade
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: shire
Component: installerAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description shire 1998-12-08 03:25:57 UTC
Please forgive me if this is not the place to report this:

I reach an infinite loop while attempting to upgrade through
FTP:

I follow the install procedure up until i click/select
>FTP install
>Upgrade
>(require PCMCIA support?)->yes
>(have SCSI device?) -> no

After that it asks for which module to load after briefly
saying "module not found".  I do not know exactly what it's
looking for but it presents a list starting with:

3com 3c509
3com 3c515
and so on.

No matter what I select, I get to another screen asking
to autodetect parameters or entering them in manually.  From
there a new screen/window says it is not found and I am
taken back to the previous menu with the driver listing.
There is no way of breaking out of this loop or getting past
it, regardless of which driver I select (and I tried all of
them).

I was installing from Redhat 5.1 with a 2.0.35 kernel on a
Toshiba Satellite Pro 480CDT notebook.  I did not encounter
this problem when upgrading from 5.0 to 5.1 through FTP.

Comment 1 Derek Tattersall 1998-12-08 15:18:59 UTC
The installer is looking for your network card in order to perform
the FTP install and not finding it.  Do you have a network card
installed in the system? If not, you might want to consider using an
alternate install method.