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Bug#241179: successful install, no network in 2nd stage (pcmcia)

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On Tuesday 03 August 2004 13:44, Frederik Dannemare wrote:
> On Sunday 01 August 2004 19:22, Akkana Peck wrote:
> > Frederik Dannemare writes:
> > > first and foremost: thank you for your bug report.
> > > <http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=241179>
[ snip ]
> Try a reinstall with the PCMCIA CD device. Then when it says
> "Installation complete", 'go back' to drop back to the main menu. Now
> change PCMCIA device from CD to NIC and choose to detect network
> hardware. Your PCMCIA NIC should now be detected and you can continue
> with network configuration.
> If the PCMCIA device shift does not allow for PCMCIA NIC detection
> (for whatever reason), choose instead to finish the installer (but
> keep the CD in drive to load 1st stage again (boot installer in
> 'expert' mode)). Now go directly to the 'detect network hw' step.
> When done with networking: finish, eject cdrom, reboot.
> I know it's a bit akward, but you have a special case wrt. your
> PCMCIA hardware setup. I think it'll work. Let us know. Thanks,

One more thing: You'll have to 'apt-get install wireless-tools' from the 
CD after you have finished to whole installation. 

I can confirm that this works on my laptop with PCMCIA NIC, if I don't 
plugin my PCMCIA NIC until 1st stage says "Installation complete", and 
then 'go back' to main menu to detect/reconfigure networking. It 
worked, but wireless-tools had to be installed afterwards, manually.

If you can make it work with this workaround, I will close this report. 
It's unlikely to be fixed in time for the release of the final 
installer images, so I will make sure to file an errata item to the d-i 
developers where I mention how to work around the problem.

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