misc/62367: 5.2.1-RC installation problems
Jin Guojun (DSD staff)
jin at gracie.lbl.gov
Wed Feb 4 16:50:20 PST 2004
>Synopsis: 5.2.1-RC installation problems
>Arrival-Date: Wed Feb 04 16:50:14 PST 2004
>Originator: Jin Guojun (DSD staff)
>Release: FreeBSD 5.2.1-RC i386
System: FreeBSD FreeBSD 5.2.1-RC i386
FreeBSD 5.2.1-RC i386
FreeBSD 5.2.1-RC i386 installation floppies failed to load
following modules (it complains itself):
So, to use other NIC from third floppy (drivers.flp), for example,
if_fi, then host name lookup is too fast (less than 0.1 second :-).
ti-based NICs usually take a few seconds to come up (link up).
Usually, host name lookup waits for quite long time, where 5.2.1-RC
installation seems do not wait. After configuring the NIC, then
do nslookup and immediately says:
"not able to resolve host name "
It is not ok for anything now. Al least, here needs a retry button
to give another chance for resolving the name. If going back the
Menu to try again, the NIC is configured down and up, the same
problem will repeat again, so there is no way to install 5.2.1-RC.
Need to give a longer time for resolving host name;
Provide a retry button for redo host name lookup before
tear down the NIC configuration.
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