Bug#59256: marked as done (Inappropriate LAN configuration)
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Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 23:48:58 -0800
From: Ross Boylan <RossBoylan@stanfordalumni.org>
Subject: Inappropriate LAN configuration
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Version: 2.2.7 (i386/compact)
Though my only network connection is via modem, the installation routines
force me into an LAN/ethernet-oriented configuration. I do have an
ethernet card in my system, and I suspect that is partly behind the
problem. But the setup shouldn't force an ethernet config on a system
which lacks an ethernet connection (there is no cable in the card) Should
At any rate, when I finish driver selection, I never get asked "Is your
system connected to a network?" Instead a dialog comes up (it says it's
"automatic" and refers to eth0) asking about DHCP, and it continues on from
there with a bunch of LAN type queries.
Note: I reported this earlier under 57111, but that apparently concerned a
different problem. That bug includes some back and forth about exactly
what my situation is; I hope the above description summarizes that. Also,
this report reflects the 2.2.7 boot floppies. I also mentioned this in
passing in an earlier bug report (57701), but implied the problem was a
result of my having selected an ethernet driver. I made no such selection
this time, and get the same problem.
For completeness, here was my driver selection at earlier stages, in the
order I loaded them:
nfs -- failed with warnings about unresolved symbols in (from?) sunrpc.o
ntfs, vfat, awe_wave--all fine
joy_creative -- failed. Could be my hardware, or a conflict with awe_wave
ppp--fails. Many unresolved symbols /lib/module/2.2.14/net/ppp.o. This is
critical for me. (not the subject of this bug report)
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To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
Subject: bugs close in boot-floppies 2.2.9
From: Adam Di Carlo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 31 Mar 2000 11:53:36 -0500
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We believe that the bug you reported has been fixed in the potato
boot-floppies, version 2.2.9 or higher.
Thank you for your bug report.
We encourage you to test the potato boot-floppies on your system. If
your problem persists, please either respond to debian-boot and CC
your original bug and we will reopen the bug, or else submit a new bug
against the boot-floppies package.
Many problems are cause by other packages from Potato, such as
makedev, modconf, etc. Bugs against those should be filed against
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>