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Boot hung up

I need the boot sequence is network, CD, and HD. I used PXE+Kickstart to install Redhat. Everything is fine until reboot it after installed the box. The booting is hung up at "Exit PXE ROM". It suppose to start to boot the box from HD, but it is waiting there forever. If I change the boot sequence to let boot the box from HD first. It works fine. I have severl different machines using the same method to install redhat. They work perfectly. My question is why the booting process is hung up at "Exit PXE ROM"? and How to solve it. Does the NIC has some defect?

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The NIC is fine, however it hangs because it is searching the network for boot information. This NIC's boot timeout is a lot longer than most.

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