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Bug 161157 - tg3 module fails to work on kickstart process, this happens on rhas3
Summary: tg3 module fails to work on kickstart process, this happens on rhas3
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel
Version: 3.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: John W. Linville
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-20 21:05 UTC by its-systems
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-09-16 14:24:08 UTC
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Description its-systems 2005-06-20 21:05:35 UTC
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Description of problem:
Attempting to kickstart Dell 2650 servers, the kickstart process cannot get a IP from DHCP, attempted a manual IP also failed. Kickstart process works for Dell 2850 and NFS mounts work so the rest of the process is fine.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
original rhas3 and update 5

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. #network module load for a 2650
device net tg3
device net e1000

2. Burn CD, try a kickstart install.
3. Standard install seems OK, but this means 12 seperate manual installs...with no disaster recovery so is really not wanted.

Actual Results:  Says cannot mount at /redhat/rhas3-5

Expected Results:  Mount should happen and kickstart completes, this works for Dell 1850s, 2850s (-64 arch), Dell 2300s (x86) and various Fedora test beds. Most units use the e100 or e1000 so this suggests a problem with the tg3 module.

Additional info:

Dell 2650

Comment 1 John W. Linville 2005-06-21 19:04:01 UTC
Have you tried booting the 2650 w/ either "noapic", "acpi=noirq" or 
"acpi=off"?  Please try all three and post the results...thanks! 

Comment 2 John W. Linville 2005-07-06 19:39:40 UTC
Please do provide the requested information...additionally, test kernels w/ 
newest tg3 driver available here: 
Although you will not be able to install using them, it may be worth seeing if 
they get you farther along the process.  Please post your results...thanks! 

Comment 3 John W. Linville 2005-09-16 14:24:08 UTC
Closing due to lack of response.  Please re-open when requested information 
becomes available...thanks! 

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