Bug#293827: debian netinstaller rc2
Debian-installer-version: 18-nov-2004 downloaded late jan 2005 from debian.org
uname -a: Installation not completed (1)
Date: end of jan. 2005, not completed
network install from gulus.usherbrooke.ca mirror using boot/root floppies
Processor: Pentium 200 MMX
Root Device: /dev/hda
Root Size/partition table: default partitioning
Output of lspci and lspci -n: N/A (1)
Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
Initial boot worked: [O]
Configure network HW: [O]
Config network: [E]
Detect CD: [ ]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives: [O]
Partition hard drives: [O]
Create file systems: [O]
Mount partitions: [O]
Install base system: [O]
Install boot loader: [ ]
Reboot: [ ]
(1) Installation not completed due to hardware freeze/failure
unrelated to installer (prior occurences of freezing).
Proper detection and h/w configuration of network card (ne2k pci).
Workstation is within a LAN with a DHCP server and a NAT box.
Config network error :
Properly obtained IPv4 address from DHCP server,
but installer's dhclient doesn't use a dhclient.conf file => does not
set default route and name resolution => after selection of mirror,
fails to contact it.
Configured route and /etc/resolv.conf manually from tty2 to proceed.
Installation diskettes should have a dhclient.conf file with
"routers", "domain-name-servers" options activated.