Re: Installation report on Dell PowerEdge 1950, 2950, NIC issue
The network cards on these servers are detected in reverse order. A fix
is in 2.6.19 (pci=bfsort), but for etch we shall have to edit the udev
naming persistance rules in order to have NIC1 = eth0, NIC2 = eth1 like
other generations of PowerEdges.
Please define "reverse order", reverse in relation to what?
Reverse in relation to the labels on the NICs and reverse in relation to
the 1850 and 2850 series, and reverse in relation to the MAC addresses
when sorted. In short, reverse in relation to what one might expect :)
The order in which NICs are detected is determined by the kernel. The
installer (through udev) will make sure that the order in which the were
detected during installation is preserved on reboot into the target
system. AFAIK that is the most we can do.
I understand. However, you might want to make a note about that in the
installer manual, because we are limited to 2.6.18, some Dell models have
a reverse NIC numbering. Quite a puzzle if you don't know why automatic
network detection doesn't work if you don't know the issue exists.
Note: the report was never accepted as an installation report because of
the "Subject:" line. IMO there is no real need to file it as there were
Ah. Well. It never said so anywhere, just: please report :)