Ticket #1004 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

rtl8168/9 chipsets (read: Vostros) lose in the installer

Reported by: jdreed Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: Upstream Utopia
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:  LP:804671

Description (last modified by jdreed) (diff)

The failure is during the hardware detection step. check_missing_firmware ifdowns and ifups the interface, and we lose connectivity and anna freaks out. It's unclear if  LP:804671 will fix this or not. We "fix" this in the PXE installer by scribbling over check_missing_firmware if it's a Vostro..

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from new to committed

Fixed in r25347

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from committed to development

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by jdreed

  • Summary changed from Vostros lose video (and possibly everything?) on auto-upgrade to Vostros just plain suck

Apparently, the problem here is twofold. Having gotten video working, I now see that the failure is during the hardware detection step. Something the installer does is resetting the network device and we lose connectivity and anna freaks out. Can we preseed anything to prevent this from happening? We need hardware-detection for, say, disks.

/mit/jdreed/Public/syslog.vostro, if you care. The point at which /dev/sdb shows up is when I plugged in a USB stick to get the syslog. You can clearly see that anna retrieved everything fine and then barfed during hardware detection. This is a Realtek-based chipset if that's relevant.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by jdreed

 LP:804671 is possibly relevant here.

Anyway, "fixed" in r25352.

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from development to new
  • Description modified (diff)
  • Upstream bug set to LP:804671
  • Summary changed from Vostros just plain suck to rtl8168/9 chipsets (read: Vostros) lose in the installer
  • Priority changed from high to normal
  • Milestone changed from Natty Release to Upstream Utopia

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from new to committed

Re-fixed in r25452 and deployed. Pending commit to actually only remove the rtl_nic missing-firmware file.

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from committed to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Fixed in Natty and Oneiric. We should see if this is still broken in Precise.

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