Fedora FC6 network install problems with eVGA nForce 680i motherboard

Lonni J Friedman netllama at gmail.com
Wed Nov 15 20:52:57 UTC 2006

On 11/15/06, David Siu <davidsiu at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?
> >
> 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!

That seems a bit strange.  I've noticed that the time that it takes
the dhcp client in anaconda to get a lease in FC6 is significantly
longer than in FC5, but i've never run into problems getting the

I'm not sure what else to suggest at this point, other than to perform
a local install of FC6.

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