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Bug#282525: Resolver(?) problem when DHCP server returns more than one default router

Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: the one on the sarge pre-rc2-businesscard cd
Date: 2004-11-22
Method: Booted from sarge pre-rc2-businesscard cd

Machine: Sony VAIO S2HP
Processor: Intel Pentium M 725
Memory: 1 GB
Root Device: IDE

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

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:    [E]
Reboot:                 [O]


1. Problem with DHCP/DNS

The DHCP client did sort of work, and a success message was
displayed. However, adding a debian mirror failed. It looked
like a name resolving problem, but I'm not sure on that. (The
output of "route -n" run on the second console looked all right,
showing one default route.)

Also, no domain was suggested when configuring the machine's
name, although one should have been received via DHCP.

Both problems disappeared when I convinced the DHCP server
(tried with both testing "dhcp" package and stable
"dhcp3-server") to hand out only one default router address.

2. Not showing recovery partitions in grub's menu list

There's an NTFS partition on the disk which contains a recovery
system. There's also WindowsXP preinstalled in a second
partition. The installer apparently saw both partitions and
added two entries to grub's boot menu. Both are called "Windows
NT/2000/XP", and if I pick the top one, the recovery system

The visible and obvious difference between the two partitions is
that the one with the recovery system is not marked as bootable.
I guess there might be a way to only show Windows installations
which are marked as bootable in the list?

Thanks for the great work!

Cheers, Marcus

   Marcus C. Gottwald  ·  <mcg@cheers.de>  ·  http://cheers.de

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