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Bug#239591: Hostname needed for DHCP

Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: beta 3 with base from
uname -a: Linux (none) 2.4.25-1-386 #1 Tue Feb 24 08:11:13 EST 2004 i686
unknown (from shell in installer)
Date: March 23, 2004
Method: Boot from CD-Rom

Machine: N/A
Processor: N/A
Memory: N/A
Root Device: N/A
Root Size/partition table: N/A
Output of lspci: N/A

Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [O]
Config network:         [E]
Detect CD:              [ ]
Load installer modules: [ ]
Detect hard drives:     [ ]
Partition hard drives:  [ ]
Create file systems:    [ ]
Mount partitions:       [ ]
Install base system:    [ ]
Install boot loader:    [ ]
Reboot:                 [ ]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it


I noticed the the installer asks for a hostname only after it attempts to
get a DHCP lease. Some ISP (@Home is (in)famous for it in the Netherlands)
require a specific hostname in the DHCP request in order for a lease to be

Suggestion: First ask for a hostname and then request a DHCP lease (using
the supplied hostname)


Laurens Blankers

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