ethdetect fails trying to load firmware patch rtl8168d-2.fw

Bug #900750 reported by Patrick Wright
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux-firmware (Ubuntu)
High
Canonical Kernel Team
Precise
High
Canonical Kernel Team

Bug Description

I have been trying to netboot from the daily precise images. I've noticed for build 2011-12-05 alternate i386 one of the test systems, (Dell Vostro 3400) fails the first time it tries to detect network hardware.

I can select Continue, and proceed to the Ubuntu Archive selection to manually use my local image mirror.

This also happens when booting from usb.

This is causing preseed installations to halt as well.

description: updated
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Patrick Wright (patrickmwright) wrote :

syslog attached

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Patrick Wright (patrickmwright) wrote :

preseed

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Patrick Wright (patrickmwright) wrote :
tags: added: iso-testing qa-daily-testing
affects: hw-detect (Ubuntu) → debian-installer (Ubuntu)
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Rick Spencer (rick-rickspencer3) wrote :

This bug is blocking automated boot time testing. Could you please take a look?

Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Canonical Foundations Team (canonical-foundations)
importance: Undecided → High
Steve Langasek (vorlon)
summary: - ethdetect fails trying to load firmware patch rt18168d-2.fw
+ ethdetect fails trying to load firmware patch rtl8168d-2.fw
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Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

This needs to be fixed by adding the necessary firmware file to the nic-firmware udeb. Reassigning to linux-firmware.

affects: debian-installer (Ubuntu) → linux-firmware (Ubuntu)
Changed in linux-firmware (Ubuntu):
assignee: Canonical Foundations Team (canonical-foundations) → Canonical Kernel Team (canonical-kernel-team)
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Joseph Salisbury (jsalisbury) wrote :

This bug has been added to the kernel team hot list[1]. The bug may not show up on that report right away, since it is generated by a cron job every 30 minutes.

[1] http://reports.qa.ubuntu.com/reports/kernel-bugs/reports/_kernel_hot_.html

Changed in linux-firmware (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
tags: added: kernel-da-key kernel-key
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Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :

The symptoms are identical to 842560, so I'm marking this as a duplicate. Note that the firmware fails to load right as udev is transitioning from initrd to rootfs.

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Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

This is definitely not the same bug. The firmware in question is *not included* in the nic-firmware udeb.

Bug #842560 is strictly about failures to load firmware due to a race when killing udev in the initramfs. The d-i netboot doesn't do this at all, and the firmware is not there to load in the first place.

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Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

Attached is the fix for linux-firmware for this issue, which I'll be uploading to precise shortly. Tim, could you pull this into the git repo for me?

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package linux-firmware - 1.63

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linux-firmware (1.63) precise; urgency=low

  * Add rtl8168d-2.fw to nic-firmware. LP: #900750.
 -- Steve Langasek <email address hidden> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:21:51 -0800

Changed in linux-firmware (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :

Looks like you're right on this one. Patch applied to the git repo.

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