Subject: Re: failed to install via ftp on Compaq Proliant 800
To: Denis Melnikov <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/21/1998 18:33:11
On Dec 21, Denis Melnikov wrote
> Hi!
> The problem arised after configuring network. The server has integrated
> Netelligent UTP Controller. It is determined as 'tl0'. I wand to install OS via
> FTP. So after configuring network I get the following message:
>  'tl0 timed out.' (or similar).
> Is there a workaround?

Yes: before configuring the network, you need to suspend sysinst "^Z"
and set the media type:
'ifconfig tl0 media UTP', or 'ifconfig tl0 media BNC' or
'ifconfig tl0 media 100baseTx' (pick up the one adapted to your network).
Then go back into sysinst ('fg') and setup the network.

The problem here is that there is no media autodetect in this driver,
and the default media is "none" (that is, the user needs to explicitly select
the media). But this is interpreted by the install program as "no media
selection possible" and it doesn't let you change it. 
After install, you'll also have to edit /etc/ifconfig.tl0 to add
the media selection: something like
'inet xxxx netmask yyyy media UTP'.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.