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Bug#295888: detect link

On Fri, Feb 18, 2005 at 09:23:02PM +0100, W. Borgert wrote:
> Package: debian-installer
> Version: 20050216
> Severity: important
> [using the sarge netinst CD from 20050216]
> In a server with two network interfaces, I get the following dialogue:
> [!?,.] Configure the network
> Your system has multiple network interfaces. Choose the one to use as
> the primary network interface while installing Debian. If possible,
> the first connected network interface found has been selected.
> Primary network interface:
> eth0: BROADCOM Corporation NetXtreme BCM5704 Gigabit Ethernet
> eth1: BROADCOM Corporation NetXtreme BCM5704 Gigabit Ethernet
> The user has no chance to select the right network interface.  At
> least the MAC address should be displayed.

IIRC correct  there was the idea of detecting link (green LED is lit)
and defaulting to that NIC. That assumes one NIC connected during install.

> If possible, the selected primary interface should be named eth0
> (nameif?) and an appropriate /etc/mactab should be created or
> whatever it needs to not confuse the interfaces.
IMHO a different (wishlist) bugreport

> Cheers, WB

Geert Stappers

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