Network while installation slooooooooooooooooow
rwatson at FreeBSD.org
Wed Sep 7 03:29:45 PDT 2005
On Wed, 7 Sep 2005, Roger Grosswiler wrote:
> still struggling with installation of 6.0 Beta 3 on my dell cpi -r 400
> gt. As installations via cd always brake in panic, i tried to install
> with ftp and nfs from a local server.
> This would work fine, but transfer-ratios of 0.6 kb/sec are far a little
> bit to slow....
> I tried a download from another pc, my transfer-rate has been more than
> 1000 kb/sec :-)
> is it possible, that pcmcia-cards (3com) are not supported well?
> unfortunately, i have no other to check :-(
It's possible, but I think that the packets move at all suggests that they
work reasonable well. Most likely, you're experiencing an interrupt
problem, so packets come in, but the OS isn't being properly notified of
the event, and only checks as a result of an unrelated event, so they
trickle in. I.e., it could be a pccard bus configuration problem. You
may want to send the output of "dmesg -v", which can be extracted most
easily using a serial console if the installation isn't able to complete.
Robert N M Watson
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