Bug#407460: USB ethernet interface renamed after installation on NSLU2 which causes the system to be inaccessible
* Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2007-02-13 15:38]:
> > No, nic-modules is not included on the ixp4xx image.
> So the right package is debian-installer and the bug can be fixed by
> adding nic-modules?
No. If nic-modules is included (and hence the ixp4xx ethernet
driver), USB will get eth1 and the installer won't work at all because
it will use eth0, which is the ixp4xx device that doesn't work because
of the missing microcode.
One solution would be to include nic-modules and have a udev rule file
to make sure that the USB ethernet is eth0. Unfortunately, I've no
idea how to easily add such a udev file to the image.