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Re: pcmcia-scheme - solved


Your suspicion regarding static installs is probably correct.  I suspect that
bug #156015 is the same problem, reported early in August of this year.

--------------- bug report ---------------------

Package: boot-floppies
Version: +N/A; reported 2002-08-09
Severity: normal

I tried to install "woody" with boot-floppies 3.0.23-2002-05-21 and 
configured PCMCIA and network, but I received the message as follows;

  Your network is configured, but not activated. This may be 
  caused by a broken previous installation attempt, or because 
  you are installing over another installation. It is ok to skip 
  this step if you dou not need to use the network for the rest 
  of the instllation, since your network will become active 
  after reboot (assuming it is setup properly).

and I can't use network-install at "Install the Base System".

I think this results from ifconfig and route not being called owing to
'has_pcmcia' flag in activate_static_network() in
utilities/dbootstrap/netconfig.c .

--- netconfig.c.bak 2002-03-05 22:30:31.000000000 +0900
+++ netconfig.c 2002-08-08 00:48:01.000000000 +0900
@@ -757,7 +757,7 @@
     ret = execlog("/sbin/ifconfig lo", LOG_INFO);
-    if (!use_dhcp && !has_pcmcia && (ret==0) && netinterface) {
+    if (!use_dhcp && (ret==0) && netinterface) {
       char cmdline[MAXLINE];
       /* Down the interface to clear old gateways.  */

I think this change will fix the problem.

-- System Information
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Kernel Version: Linux rock 2.4.18 #1 Wed Aug 7 17:36:01 JST 2002 i586 unknown
unknown GNU/Linux

 Hidetaka Iwai

--- David Kimdon <dwhedon@debian.org> wrote:
> Mon, Aug 26, 2002 at 11:59:00AM -0700 wrote:
> > Janne,
> > 
> > This work-around did the trick.  I really appreciate your input.  Thanks
> you so
> > much! Woody is up and running on my Dell Inspiron 8000.  Quite a relief
> after
> > my unsuccessful conversion from progeny debian and subsequent problems
> > installing Woody from scratch.
> I'm glad to hear that.
> > 
> > David,
> > 
> > Is it fair to say this is a bug that should submitted at the debian site? 
> > Atleast two of us have had this problem.
> >
> Yes, please file a bug (IMO if in doubt a bug should be filed).  I'm
> going to go out on a limb and say the probablem is probably with all
> statically configured pcmcia installs.  I have personally done many
> dhcp pcmcia install so I know that works.  It doesn't sound like the
> 3c589 is at the root of the problem.  Anyone care to confirm?
> -David

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