>> What happened is that prior to booting, the machine's NIC is connected to
>> the Switch at 100mbit/full-duplex, but after booting, it becomes
btw...doc's say to disconnect all cabling during install "UNTIL" asked
to connect, during configuration. Above...unless this is a
brain-fart...you say that "prior to booting" the nic is connected to a
switch. Have you followed the install directions or not ??
Don't forget the hidden options from previous post. I'd try the hidden
options before re-installing.