Blue screen with no explaination during failing netfetch.
>>>>> "Eric" == Eric Hanchrow <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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" <email@example.com>
Eric> >To: Debian Devel List <firstname.lastname@example.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.