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

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On Friday 06 August 2004 00:20, you wrote:
> Frederik Dannemare writes:
> > How about consecutive reboots when the system is installed via the
> > sarge installer and up'n'running? Is the network then also not
> > initialized so that you have to always do ifup manually upon every
> > reboot?
> It looks like I have to do ifup manually each time. :-(
> Though it's possible that something didn't get initialized properly
> when I installed, since I had to skip back and forth in the
> installation steps.
> > Thanks. I really appreciate all the time and offert you have put
> > into testing this matter.
> No problem -- I hope I'm helping!
> 	...Akkana

I will suggest an errata item for the release candidate installer that 
should be available in a couple of days from now:


PCMCIA device shifting (between CD-ROM and NIC) during install:

If you choose to install Debian via CD, but you only have your CD-ROM 
drive and NIC (which you want to setup and use as primary NIC during 
installation) accessible via a single PCMCIA slot in your computer, 
here is what you can do to work around this situation.

Boot the installer with the CD-ROM device plugged into the PCMCIA slot 
and do a normal 1st stage installation, except that you should skip 
network setup or just type in dummy values at this point.

Then when it says "Installation complete", choose 'Go back' to drop back 
to the main menu. Now change the PCMCIA device from CD-ROM to NIC, and 
choose to 'Detect network hardware'. Your NIC should now be detected 
and you can continue (again 'Go back' to main menu) to 'Network 

If your NIC is a wireless, press Alt+F2 to get a shell. Change the 
PCMCIA device from NIC to CD-ROM and type in the shell:
 chroot /target
 mount /cdrom
 apt-get install wireless-tools
 umount /cdrom
Go back to Alt+F1 and change the PCMCIA device from CD-ROM to NIC.

Choose 'Continue' to reboot (with NIC in PCMCIA slot) and thereby finish 
the 1st stage of the installation process.

When 2st stage comes up after the reboot, you should have a working NIC 
and as such you can choose to download extra packages via ftp, http, 

Should you, however, not have a working NIC at this point, go to the 
shell (Alt+F2) and try to reload your NIC:
 ifdown <iface> && ifup <iface>
Return to Alt+F1 and continue installation (assuming networking now 

Also, I will clone off this report to the netcfg developers to inform 
them of the problem you are having where you have to 'up' your Cardbus 
interface manually upon every reboot (they might ask you for further 
info regarding this). After having cloned off this report to the 
developers in charge of networking, I will close this one.

Many thanks for all your time.
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