Network while installation slooooooooooooooooow

Michael W. Oliver michael at
Wed Sep 7 06:37:55 PDT 2005

On 2005-09-07T11:29:43+0100, Robert Watson wrote:
> 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.

also, ensure that you don't have a duplex mismatch... that is a real

Mike Oliver
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