No DHCPACK when installing RedHat Linux 8.0 (tulip driver)

No DHCPACK when installing RedHat Linux 8.0 (tulip driver)

Post by avinash meeto » Thu, 10 Apr 2003 17:08:32

Hi all,

I have a RedHat Linux 7.3 server running dhcp-3.0pl1-9 as DHCP server. I
have numerous clients (both Windows 98 SE and RedHat Linux 7.3) working
well with it.

However I'm trying to install RedHat Linux 8.0 on one of the clients through
FTP. Unfortunately, the NIC (an Accton EN-1216) don't seem to work with the
tulip driver on the RedHat Linux 8.0 bootnet floppy.

What is very strange is that :

1) The same NIC works wonderfully well with RedHat Linux 7.3 (with the
supplied tulip driver)

2) From my server log, I see these:

        dhcpd: DHCPDISCOVER from 00:30:f1:4f:c9:85 via eth0
        DHCPOFFER on to 00:30:f1:4f:c9:85 via eth0
        and then nothing else (no DHCPACK !)

implying that the NIC is somewhat working but isn't acknowledging the

I believe that the tulip driver on the bootnet floppy is buggy. Can I
replace it with the old (RedHat Linux 7.3) ? How ?

Any other ideas ?


Avinash Meetoo


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