>> Network autoconfig failed because it could not get DHCP.
>> I think this is because this hardware has an issue that makes the clock run
>> at double speed, see:
>> for example, as a result the DHCP probably timed out twice as fast as it should
>> have. Ethereal (from another computer) showed my router WAS making DHCP offers
>> but the new box would not accept them. After install was done I ran "dhclient"
>> and it worked fine.
>Well, I'm not sure we can do much about this. Maybe increase the DHCP
>timeout on the second and subsequent tries....But, don't dream: netcfg
>bug log is huge and I'm not sure that someone will ever do this.
If my understanding is correct, it's a hardware flaw with a patch pending a kernel release, so I wouldn't hold netcfg responsible for the problem or expect it to know a workaround.
Anyway, thanks for the reply.