Installer unable to detect Geforce GTX 460 v2

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Tue May 15 21:34:15 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-05-15 at 09:01 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-05-15 at 01:51 -0700, Luya Tshimbalanga wrote:
> > I used the ip address given by the router. I noticed a warning message 
> > from dracut
> > complaining about missing gateway and netmask. In addition, netboot was 
> > not
> > configured at all. As a result, I received the same message "connection 
> > refused".
> >  Be in mind both desktop and laptop are on the same network
> > meaning I should use 192.168.x.x for example.
> > 
> > Do I need to add something like ip=<ip><gateway><netmask>?
> If you're trying to set a static IP address on the machine where you're
> running anaconda, it's somewhat tricky. You need to use the dracut
> syntax for ip=:
> However, this raises the question of why you're doing it at all. If you
> just pass sshd and no ip= parameter at all, anaconda will automatically
> use DHCP on the first network interface, which should do the job in most
> cases. Then you just find out the IP address the machine got from DHCP,
> and ssh to that address.

So Luya lugged his box over here and we figured this one out (ah, the
advantages of physical access)...the problem turns out to be that his
nouveau crash is so bad it's actually preventing anaconda getting to the
point where it brings up sshd. When we booted basic graphics mode with
the 'sshd' parameter, we were able to remote in just fine. So the sshd
parameter works as expected, the only bug is the problem with nouveau on
his card. We were able to get the kernel logs from the nouveau problem
and append them to his bug report - .
Adam Williamson
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