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RE: question about kickstart

Try adding ethtool to the boot: line:
eth0_ethtool="autoneg=off speed=100 duplex=full", or eth0_ethtool="speed=1000 autoneg=on duplex=full", etc.  Also, there is a 255 character limit on the boot: line, so you may want to make sure you don't run over that. This is all you should need:
boot: linux linux ip=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx netmask=XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX ks=http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/ks/host01  eth0_ethtool="speed=1000 autoneg=on duplex=full" initrd=initrd.img ramdisk_size=8192 ksdevice=eth0
The above of course assumes you are building off eth0.

From: kickstart-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:kickstart-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Boonchu Ngampairoijpibul
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 7:43 PM
To: kickstart-list redhat com
Subject: question about kickstart


I try to use network Kickstart to re-install RHEL 4 update 3 on target machine HP DL 585 G1. I encounter a problem with my network. I try with following parameters below on boot prompt to assign static IP. It does not work so far. Cicso switch is our network equipment. Kickstart server and client also reside the same subnet. I also configure Cisco switch to auto/auto and STP port fast enabled. Many changes seems not help me to get IP assigned. I also use PXE boot (F12) to boot from my DHCP server. It also fail. I just suspect to broadcom NIC card. NIC might not initialize properly and fail to reach the network.

If I use CD to install from local machine, it comes up ok with IP and reachable to network.

Can anyone have a pointer to my problem?

boot: linux ip=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx netmask=XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX gateway=xxx.xxx.xxxx.xxx dns=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx ksdevice=FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF ks=http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/ks/host01 initrd=initrd.img ramdisk_size=8192 splash=silent selinux=0 npfb

boot: ip=XXX.XXX.XX.XX netmask=XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX gateway=XXX.XX.XX.X dns=XX.XXXX.XX.X ksdevice=XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX ks=file:/ks.cfg initrd=initrd.img ramdisk_size=10000  splash=silent selinux=0 elevator=cfq text showopts linksleep=120 eth0_ethtool="speed=100 autoneg=off duplex=full delay_link=1" nofb

psc[root srv073 root]# lspci | grep -i broadcom
02:06.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5704 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
02:06.1 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5704 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)


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