Network issue during FAI installation

Thomas Lange lange at
Sat May 14 00:15:29 CEST 2016

>>>>> On Fri, 13 May 2016 22:35:45 +0200, "Christian Meyer" <c2h5oh at> said:

    > The point I don't understand is that the same (defective ?) cable works well with Windows installed on the machine, even the
    > ready installed Debian after deployment works very well with it (PXE-Boot, too). Only FAI complains about network
    > conectivity during installation (and only on a very few clients). Non-free firmware is included in the deployment syste
Some years ago, I had a defective cable which had only problems when
using larger ethernet packets. Pinging worked very well, but when the
machine started using NFS and NIS, the whole networked stalled because
of the larger packets. IMO only the packages size should influence if
the network is working or not. I'm not aware of any reason that
software or a different driver could "fix" a defective cable.
regards Thomas

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