Bug#288522: debian-installer: eth0 info
Followup-For: Bug #288522
> But what is eth0?
eth0 is my wired lan interface; a 3c59x built in to the motherboard. i
do not have a lan cable plugged in, and it appears that eth0 does not
get configured at boot (for either kernel).
> Right, the devices will in fact be different between 2.4 and 2.6 since
> firewire ethernet is only enabled for 2.6. However, this shouldn't lead
> to a difference between the interfaces names used in the installer vs
> those of the installer system using the same kernel version, which is
> what you originally reported.
Yes, it doesn't quite make sense, but that is what happens. Like I said
before, I boot the debian-installer with "linux26." During stage 1, eth0
gets basically ignored, eth1 gets assigned as the wireless card interface,
and there is no eth2 interface. On the reboot into stage 2, eth0 still gets
ignored, eth1 is assigned to the firewire device, and eth2 is assigned
as my wireless lan device. Perhaps firewire ethernet isn't enabled
during debian-installer stage 1? Or perhaps the stage 1 (2.6) kernel differs
significantly from the 2.6.8 kernel that is used during stage 2.
Actually, I'm going to boot the installer with "linux26," then
i'll do a dmesg during stage 1 in the extra console and see what messages
I get about firewire and report back.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-1-686
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)