Network while installation slooooooooooooooooow

Robert Watson rwatson at
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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