I'm trying to perform a SLES10SP1/OES Linux 2 installation from a network installation source.

Attempting this from a server connected to the same switch as the network installation source server there are no problems.

Attempting this from a server in a different building, and obviously connected to a different switch, the process gets stuck at the Loading Installation System screen. When I do a tcpdump trace I see numerous "icmp ip reassembly time exceeded, length 556" messages. I don't see anything else that jumps out at me in the trace, but there could be something I'm not familiar with.

Is the "reassembly" message an issue, and if so, can someone suggest a cause/fix?

Any other ideas about why this is working locally but not from a distance?