> to be able to act as a true DHCP server. The main problem is that this > is not the shipping default and thus joe users simply think that > Debian cannot be installed on those ethernet modems. The other problem > is that many users fear a bit to break the configuration of their modem. > This is my case, I'm a bit reluctant to break my working connection :-\ > But I will try to install another distribution such as Mandriva to test > how well it performs with this modem very present in France. This might > give us some hints. Well, I can place a safe bet that any other distro will have the same problem. If it sees a DHCP server, it will use it...:-) I don't really see what we could do as, just like you mentioned, the only way to get that crappy thing work is first setting it up with a web browser. > > Anyway as I said in 2004, I think that a little text part should be > added somewhere stating that the Alcatel Ethernet Speedtouch does not > work out of the box with Etch. I suggested that it should be in the Anything that needs inital setup will not work with Etch or whatever else. > As I said : "the system says that there isn't any SCSI bootable device". > The reboot doesn't go further, nothing is loaded, no little trace of a > first stage of GRUB or anything. Then it doesn't even boot > > So I guess that the MBR wasn't written, as simple as that. > > "grep -i mbr /var/log/installer/*" returns nothing in case of writing > to the mbr should be mentioned in the installer logs. > > How could I check the content of the MBR of the disk ? What command > should I run ? Is it possible ? No idea...:) Hopefully other people will be more helpful.
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