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Bug#360506: installation-reports

>> 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:
>> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?s=5f631ce7bfd7e2f1cb6a7c3177cb1c91&t=75281
>> 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.


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