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Bug#247503: marked as done (ethdetect: give more information about network adapters found)

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Package: installation-reports


uname -a: Linux feathers 2.4.22-1-386 #9 Sat Oct 4 14:30:39 EST 2003 i686
Date: Jan. 7, 2003, 18:00 EST
Method: Burned and booted i386 netinst iso; remaining packages from

Machine: IBM Thinkpad T30
Processor: 1.8 GHz P4-Mobile
Memory: 512 MB
Root Device: IDE HITACHI_DK23FB-60B
Root Size/partition table:
/dev/hda1   *           1        1551    11718750+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2            3387        7752    33006960    5  Extended
/dev/hda3            1551        3386    13879378   83  Linux
/dev/hda5            3387        3518      997888+  82  Linux swap
/dev/hda6   *        3519        7752    32009008+  83  Linux

hda1: Windows install for dual-boot
hda3 was not used for installation
hda5: swap
hda6: root (only) partition for install

Output of lspci:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset Host Bridge
(rev 04)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP Bridge
(rev 04)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #2) (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #3) (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BAM/CAM PCI Bridge (rev 42)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801CAM IDE U100 (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio
Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7
LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]
02:00.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1250 PC card Cardbus
Controller (rev 01)
02:00.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1250 PC card Cardbus
Controller (rev 01)
02:02.0 Network controller: Harris Semiconductor Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset
(rev 01)
02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82801CAM (ICH3) PRO/100 VE (LOM)
Ethernet Controller (rev 42)

Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [O]
Config network:         [E] *1
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [O]
Create file systems:    [O]
Mount partitions:       [O]
Install base system:    [O]
Install boot loader:    [O]
Reboot:                 [E] *2
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it


Overall, the installation went very smoothly.  Hardware detection was
certainly nice to have.

*1: This system has two network adaptors, one wired and one wireless. 
Both were detected and had their drivers set up properly.  In the
installer screen, I chose the wrong device and had to start over to
correct this mistake -- both adaptors were identified with the same text
("10/100 Ethernet" or something like that).  Any one change out of the
following list would have allowed me to continue the installation without
that reboot:
* in the list of network adaptors, further identify them (by MAC address
and/or by which driver controls the adaptor)
* detect what network adatptor has a link (via the mechanisms used in
package 'ifplugd' or something similar) and default to that one
* Once DHCP has failed to negotiate a lease, present the user with an
opportunity to re-select which network adaptor to use
* If the chosen device is a wireless adaptor, present the user with an
opportunity to enter a WEP key

*2: After the installation and reboot, the two network adaptors were
detected in the opposite order, so that the wired card (that was eth0
during install) was now eth1, and the wireless card (that was eth1 during
install) was now eth0.  This problem was easy to fix with appropriate
entries in /etc/modules (so the drivers are forced to load in the proper

One other problem -- not sure if this belongs here or as a bug for
base-config: upon selecting a mirror for apt, it went off and did its
apt-get update magic, then prompted me once again for a mirror.  Thinking
it did not like the mirror I had chosen, I chose another.  And another. 
Only upon manually editing my sources.list file was I allowed to proceed.

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netcfg displays distinguishing info for network adaptors now.

see shy jo

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