I have a PXE installation server setup, and it usually works quite well. I have tried to install a Tyan based system using this setup, but this time – RHEL4 U3 X86 and not the usual X86_64 system.
RH installer starts by asking few questions (language, keyboard, method of installation) and fails to obtain DHCP IP. Even setting manual IP results with no communication.
I got an idea from a friend and would try it today – since the 1Gb/s Broadcom is connected to 100Mb/s switch, I should try and disable the auto-negotiation, and set a predefined speed for the card. We’ll see how/if it works, and if it allows for the 32bit installer to work. The 64bit installer works fine, by the way.