Fedora FC6 network install problems with eVGA nForce 680i motherboard

David Siu davidsiu at gmail.com
Wed Nov 15 20:31:01 UTC 2006

On 11/15/06, David Siu <davidsiu at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey guys,
>> I just got an eVGA 680i motherboard last night and attempted to
>> install Fedora FC6 on it using the network install option. The problem
>> is that when it got to detecting my network card, it recognized that I
>> got 2 network interfaces called MCP55 and when it tries to grab an IP
>> address using DHCP, it just fails quitely. I tried both interfaces but
>> to no avail. I can't seem to get FC6 to install on this new chipset.
>> Now here is the quirky thing... On a long shot, I tried doing the same
>> thing with FC5 and guess what... It recognized the network card!
>> Sigh... anyone had any luck with installing FC6 on this board? Any
>> work around ideas?

> Can you clarify what you mean by "it fails quietly"?  How is > the
> failure evident?

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Specifically, I will see the screen that let's me choose between DHCP,
IPv4, and IPv6. I select all and hit the continue button. A gray box
shows up indicating that it is trying to obtain an IP address.... it
stalls for a few minutes and then it just takes me right back to the
screen that lets me choose between the different options. No error
message or anything. When I hit alt-arrow key to go to a different
terminal  window, I see that it is trying to use obtain an IP address
and everything but it just gives up it seems. I'm not at home so I
can't really say what the messages say exactly though. Any ideas why
FC5 would work but not FC6? Thanks!


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