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How to disable "initializing and establishing link " when do networ boot

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When I do network boot with Centos 7 for HP, when do network boot, it always show the message "initializing and establishing link" and then "media test failure, check cable".

I have 5 NIC interfaces and only one is network cable plugged, so report "media test failure, check cable" is valid, but I'm not sure why it reports "initializing and establishing link"? My other nodes don't report  "initializing and establishing link" and onlyh report "media test failure, check cable", then when it finds the right network interface, the network boot succeed.

So my question is how to disable "initializing and establishing link" as it took long time. Thanks.

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I'm sorry, but HP only warranties their PCs for usage with the OS that comes preinstalled.

IF you replace that with a Linux distro, or add a Linux distro, then you assume full responsibility for maintaining that -- including solving any problems with booting the other OS and/or installing the other OS.

Modern PCs with UEFI, instead of the older BIOS, are especially difficult to install because you have to go into the UEFI settings and make several changes before you can even boot from a USB stick -- and we are unable to assist in that work.

Your best bet for support with issues with Linux is to contact the support forum of the distro you are using.

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