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FWD: Bug#123974: post-boot network install fails because dhcp was not run

reassign 123974 boot-floppies

No dhcp client on the base system?

----- Forwarded message from Tom Wzietek <tom.w@myrealbox.com> -----

From: "Tom Wzietek" <tom.w@myrealbox.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 07:47:26 -0500
To: <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: Bug#123974: post-boot network install fails because dhcp was not run
Reply-To: "Tom Wzietek" <tom.w@myrealbox.com>, 123974@bugs.debian.org
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2600.0000

Package: base-config
Version: 1.33.3

I'm trying to install woody over the network by invoking the installer
from within DOS (through install.bat). In order to achieve that, I copy
loadlin.exe, linux, root.bin, rescue.bin and drivers.tgz onto a FAT32
partition which will co-exist with my woody installation. I chose this
method, because the machine I work on does not have a floppy
drive nor CD (for now).

After installing the base system over the network (FTP) and booting
into woody, I'm at "Apt Configuration". I wish to continue with my
FTP installation, so I pick it as my method of fetching the packages.
But all I get is an error:

"Apt Configuration
Failed to access the Debian archive
When I tried to access the Debian archive using the information you
provided, apt gave the following error.  I will run through the
questions again, try to correct the error.
Filed to fetch
ftp:// *** ftp site here ***
Something wicked happened resolving *** ftp site here *** (-3) 
Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old
ones used instead."

I check the network interfaces and it seems like ifconfig returns
no ethX up! Next, I look at rc2.d and see:


...but nowhere can I find dhcp. I start it manually on another console
and, of course, this corrects the problem.

How about adding "S15dhclient"? Or perhaps this should be handled
by base-config or something else?

----- End forwarded message -----

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