update to wheezy / r8169 card

Bob Apodaca bob at phxlab.honeywell.com
Mon Jul 29 17:55:11 CEST 2013

Two things for you to check:

1. Perhaps a firmware issue, on Debian I found a package named 

2. I have several systems with 2 network cards and there is an 
approximately 2 minute time-out when the second network card is not 
connected to a network where it can grab an address.  If this is your 
situation, you can ignore the other network card with an option similar to:


in your boot configuration.


On 07/29/2013 05:44 AM, Michał Dwużnik wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm in the middle of a big leap to wheezy on my stations.
> The faisrv itself is upgraded to wheezy,
> I checked booting and installing squeeze from wheezy server, 
> everything went fine for the test stations.
> Installs on dell optiplex 3010 machines were smooth (r8169 network 
> card I was a bit worried about...).
> After that I decided to try on a new nfsroot, built for wheezy install 
> on the stations
> Having built the nfsroot I find stations correctly booting from tftp 
> with kernel 3.2
> (pxelinux file is
> default fai-generated
> label fai-generated
> kernel vmlinuz-3.2.0-4-amd64
> append initrd=initrd.img-3.2.0-4-amd64 ip=dhcp  root=/dev/nfs 
> nfsroot=/srv/fai/nfsroot aufs nfsopts=-onfsvers=3
> )
> Kernel boots ok, initrd seems OK
> The boot process  apparently stops when trying to reconfigure the 
> network adapter
> r8169...
> 'eth0 link is up'
> and this does not proceed to the later stages.
> Any hints on that?
> Regards
> Michal
> -- 
> Michal Dwuznik

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