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Bug#281924: FWD: Re: Bug#281924: Debian-installer report

----- Forwarded message from Chris Lale <chrislale@untrammelled.co.uk> -----

From: Chris Lale <chrislale@untrammelled.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 09:17:10 +0000
To: Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
Subject: Re: Bug#281924: Debian-installer report
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Hello Joey.

On Thu, 2004-11-18 at 17:41, Joey Hess wrote:
> Chris Lale wrote:
> > Perhaps this is an omission rather than an error. I could not install when I configured the network 
> > with DHCP. The installation hung trying to fetch packages from the mirror. I suspect this was because 
> > it had not asked me for my ISP's nameservers.
> dhcp should provide namesever info. Sounds to me like this might be a
> broken dhcp setup on your isp.

Thanks for the reply. I am not using DHCP from my ISP. My ASDL
router/modem is a D-Link DSL-G604T. It is running an internal DHCP
server and providing my box with an IP address. So, when I selected DHCP
during the install I assume that it allocated my box a dynamic IP on the
local "network" as usual. What I did not have the opportunity to do was
to supply my ISP's nameservers. That must be why it could not find the
Debian mirror.

The D-Link DSL-G604T is configured with address

When I reinstalled, I chose manual network configuration and supplied
and IP address for my box ( The installer gave sensible
suggestions for the netmask (, I think) and gateway
( It then asked me for nameservers, which I supplied, and
everything went OK. It is the nameserver step that was missing when I
chose the DHCP route.

Hope this makes things clearer.


Chris Lale <chrislale@untrammelled.co.uk>

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