Hi,

Thanks for the suggestion. I feared something like that might be suggested 
though ;)
I'll try to retrieve 6.5 and try to validate it before the affected servers go 
live.

Please note we're not using NM : it is on of the the first things we disable 
when setting up the nodes after the initial reboot, but anaconda seems to be 
using it and unless I'm mistaken we don't have control on anaconda's preferred 
way of handling the network, do we ?

Regards
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De : Nico Kadel-Garcia [nka...@gmail.com]
Envoyé : jeudi 13 février 2014 03:55
À : SCHAER Frederic
Cc : SCIENTIFIC-LINUX-USERS@LISTSERV.FNAL.GOV
Objet : Re: SL6.2 randomly stays idle during install

Install 6.5? There are significant library and kernel updates since SL
6.5, especially for the latest and greatest 10G network drivers.

Also, don't use any more of NetworkManager than you have to for servers.

On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 10:56 AM, SCHAER Frederic
<frederic.sch...@cea.fr> wrote:
> Hi,
>
>
>
> I am facing a strange issue here : I have installed SL6.2 on several  Dell
> powerdge R720xd, and on some of them, the installs stopped  before the
> reposetup step.
>
> I could get a console, play with the logs (I did not save them,  I regret
> that), network was up, but there was absolutely nothing going on.
>
>
>
> I've read it could be because the networkmanager may think the network is
> down (while it's not), would fail to bing it up (because it's already up),
> and that could be what would prevent the install from going on...
>
> If I do restart the nodes, there is a chance they will install, and another
> chance I might need to reboot again.
>
>
>
> The nodes are booting on a 10G Ethernet card labeled p2p1 (Broadcom
> Corporation NetXtreme II BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)) , and the
> em* devices aren't connected.
>
> The pxelinux passes this kind of arguments to the kernel :
> ksdevice=00:0a:f7:24:xx:xx network kssendmac nomodeset
>
> The kickstart contains this : network --bootproto dhcp -hostname myhostname
>
>
>
> Any idea of what could be done to prevent this kind of thing from happening
> ?
>
>
>
> Thanks && regards

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