FWD: Bug#123974: post-boot network install fails because dhcp was not run
reassign 123974 boot-floppies
No dhcp client on the base system?
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From: "Tom Wzietek" <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 07:47:26 -0500
Subject: Bug#123974: post-boot network install fails because dhcp was not run
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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:
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?
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