Kernel (2.4.X series) not doing the initial boot.
lange at informatik.Uni-Koeln.DE
Tue Oct 9 12:12:49 CEST 2001
Is the computer connected to a switch ? There were problems when
connected to a Cisco switch, because packets from the computer did not
pass the switch directly. I think it was a 2.2.18 kernel when I had
this problem but in 2.2.19 the parameters were changes so this problem
Try increasing these parameters (found in the 2.2.19 kernel sources)
#define CONF_OPEN_RETRIES 2 /* (Re)open devices twice */
#define CONF_SEND_RETRIES 6 /* Send six requests per open */
Also try it using a hub, not a switch.
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