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Bug#263596: installation-reports: ifconfig has no MAC-address changing support

Package: installation-reports
Severity: wishlist

Debian-installer-version: 20040802 http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimage-testing/daily/i386/20040802/
uname -a: Linux goop 2.6.7 #1 Tue Aug 3 16:21:49 CEST 2004 i686 GNU/Linux
Date: 20040803 12:00am (GTC+2)
Method: network install with a minimum CD from CD; no proxy but direct access using LAN; mirror ftp.at.debian.org

			Machine: desktop PC with an AMD 2400 and 512 RAM; self assembled
			Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2400+
			Memory: 512 MB
			Root Device: IDE Seagate ST380011A
			Root Size/partition table: 
						/dev/hdc1 root-partition 20 Gb mounted as /; ext3
						/dev/hdc6 swap-partition 512 MB
						Output of lspci:
						0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8366/A/7 [Apollo KT266/A/333]
						0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8366/A/7 [Apollo KT266/A/333 AGP]
						0000:00:07.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
						0000:00:0a.0 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec AHA-7850 (rev 03)
						0000:00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
						0000:00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
						0000:00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
						0000:00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82)
						0000:00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
						0000:00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
						0000:00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
						0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV31 [GeForce FX 5600] (rev a1)

						Base System Installation Checklist:

						Initial boot worked:    [O]
						Configure network HW:   [O]
						Config network:         [E]
						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:                 [O]
						[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

						Installation worked really fine, except that I first had to install only the basic packages, until I bootet the first time in my new system to change the MAC-address of my NIC to the one my provider knows to get network access with an IP I get through DHCP. It would be great if there would be a ifconfig version in the first bootup, which allows me to change the MAC-address when the module got loaded the first time. The command I use is "ifconfig eth0 hw ether <MAC-address>

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.7

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