Bug#261460: Is anyone else seeing this? -- Re: Bug#261460: Non-DHCP network config step of d-i is broken
On Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at 04:27 PM, Joshua Kwan wrote:
On Wed, Jul 28, 2004 at 03:40:30PM -0400, Rick Thomas wrote:
Please, somebody, give it a try and let me know I'm not going
crazy. It doesn't take very long to get to the point where this
bug manifests itself, and you don't ever get to the point where you
need to touch your hard disk, so it's easy to check.
I'm inclined to believe that this is a corner case we haven't handled,
and maybe it only applies on powerpc. Because I can't reproduce it for
the life of me.
If you configure your network device manually, does it work?
If so, boot with DEBCONF_DEBUG=5, stick a pscp binary somewhere,
once you've manually configured the network, and put
/var/log/messages somewhere I can see them.
Thanks, and sorry for not getting to this bug earlier.
I tried it again tonite with the 20040728 businesscard CD.
After configuring the network manually, it returned me to the main
menu with "configure network" hilighted. Same as before.
This time, however, I manually moved the hilight forward to the
next step and hit return. As before, it returned me to the
"configure network" step where I again requested manual
configuration and answered the questions. This time, it *didn't*
return me to the main menu with configure network hilighted.
Instead, it took me to the next step and asked me what protocol
(http or ftp) I wanted to use.
"Well OK!" I thought. "Answering the manual configuration questions
twice is not *so* bad -- I can live with it." I thought.
It did it's normal thing: downloaded and partitioned and rebooted.
I was getting hopeful.
After the reboot, the network was not properly configured. It's as
if all the information I input (twice) about the network addresses
and router addresses and DNS server addresses, all got thrown away
and never made it past the reboot.
What can I do to help debug this thing!?!