boot-only?which cds?reprobing network devices during setup? (my minor experience/complaints today..)

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Fri Dec 19 16:33:34 UTC 2008

> AMD64/7.1RC1
> I couldn't find documentation as to what the "boot only" CDs are.
> So I tried it. Now I know. They boot, start setup, and then must get the  "setup source" from the network (or perhaps swap CDs).
> My machine's onboard ethernet controller is apparently not supported,or not quite working. It was working fine from Linux.It is a Sun machine with onboard nVidia ethernet.

well nvidia ethernet chips are well... specific.
some works SOMEHOW, some not at all.

mine works about 1 minute after starting, then it stops ;) (nve driver)

> So I connected a USB to ethernet adapter.It works.But I had to reboot the computer.It would a little nice if setup would re-probe devices.

exit just setup and get back. kernel do autoattach, just setup scans 
devices once.

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