Author Topic: Network won't pick up an address via DHCP - v4.0.2  (Read 8784 times)

gregore

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Network won't pick up an address via DHCP - v4.0.2
« on: February 01, 2010, 19:30:02 PM »
I have setup PLoP linux to be PXE booted and am able to boot a VM over the network without issue.  However, when I try to PXE boot PLoP on my Dell servers, after I choose the default option on the boot screen, PLoP cycles through each of the physical network interfaces and gives me the following messages:

ifconfig: SIOCSIFFLAGS: Device or resource is busy
Sending discover...
udhcpc: Sendto: Network is down.

Obviously DHCP is working or I wouldn't have been able to PXE boot in the first place.  I've also added the dhclient command to the runme sh script but I imagine that is only run after the system is mounted via NFS and starts up.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2010, 21:48:12 PM by gregore »

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Re: Network won't pick up an address via DHCP - v4.0.2
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2010, 20:33:31 PM »
hi,
are you able to bring up the network when you boot the livecd?

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Re: Network won't pick up an address via DHCP - v4.0.2
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2010, 16:32:05 PM »
OK, I get the following error when trying to boot from the LiveCD:

It is searching usb floppy and CD drives and then comes up to *** PLoP Linux not found.  Press ENTER to search again...

I have attached screen shots from the boot sequence.


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Re: Network won't pick up an address via DHCP - v4.0.2
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2010, 16:42:19 PM »
strange, it does not find any cdrom drive. you can try to boot from usb for the test.
do you have any lspci output of this computer?
« Last Edit: February 02, 2010, 16:44:48 PM by Elmar »

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Re: Network won't pick up an address via DHCP - v4.0.2
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2010, 18:43:24 PM »
lspci output is as follows:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 5500 I/O Hub to ESI Port (rev 13)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 13)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev 13)
00:07.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 7 (rev 13)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 9 (rev 13)
00:14.0 PIC: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub System Management Registers (rev 13)
00:14.1 PIC: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub GPIO and Scratch Pad Registers (rev 13)
00:14.2 PIC: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub Control Status and RAS Registers (rev 13)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 92)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801IB (ICH9) LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801IB (ICH9) 2 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 20)
01:00.1 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 20)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 20)
02:00.1 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 20)
03:00.0 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic SAS1068E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT SAS (rev 08)
06:03.0 VGA compatible controller: Matrox Graphics, Inc. MGA G200eW WPCM450 (rev 0a)

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Re: Network won't pick up an address via DHCP - v4.0.2
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2010, 19:03:21 PM »
is your cdrom drive connected to th scsi port?