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Blue screen with no explaination during failing netfetch.

>>>>> "Eric" == Eric Hanchrow <offby1@blarg.net> writes:

    Eric> >Content-Type: message/rfc822
    Eric> >Content-Disposition: inline

    Eric> >Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 12:44:00 -0400
    Eric> >From: "Christopher W. Curtis" <ccurtis@aet-usa.com>
    Eric> >To: Debian Devel List <debian-devel@lists.debian.org>
    Eric> >Subject: Boot floppy suggestion

    Eric> >After hitting <Enter>, sometimes it takes a while to get to
    Eric> >the next screen and the only indication is that the block
    Eric> >cursor is at the bottom of the screen.  Since the cursor is
    Eric> >there anyway, why not print "Please Wait..." or "Working..." 
    Eric> >so people don't go accidentally hitting things?

 Today I was installing on a machine with two NIC's, and selected the
 wrong one to configure the network on...  When installing base, after
 selecting the server, hangs there with a blue screen for quite a long
 time before it times out and says that the DNS lookup failed.

 I will see into putting a message on the screen then.  Are there
 other places where this can happen?

 The network was _configured_, both according to `dboostrap' and for
 real... it was also _initialized_, but it wasn't _connected_.  I
 cannot ping from it since there's no cable attached to the NIC I
 chose to configure. -- I picked the wrong one when it offered.  Wish
 it knew and showed me which one is which, either by brand name, or by
 PCI slot number or something... both would be best.

 By the way, does anyone else have lots of trouble with eexpress (and
 other brand ISA's also) cards?  The insmod always fails for me.  I
 quit trying to use them for now and just switched to some PCI cards.

 Spare parts wanted!  It would be fun to have a pile of computers to
 play "`debian-boot' developer" on. :-)  It's not a bad game.

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