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Bug#408340: marked as done (PPPoE instructions proposal - installation guide )

Your message dated Mon, 19 Mar 2007 19:02:10 +0000
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and subject line Bug#408340: fixed in installation-guide 20070319
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Package: installation-guide
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I have written some text that should explain how a user can do installations
via PPPoE.

Comments are welcome. Text is attached.

- - this is only the text itself, no formatting information.
- - I guess it would be nice if some minimal info was in the syslinux boot time
info, but I haven't digged into that; help is appreciated

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"Imagination is more important than knowledge" A.Einstein
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Starting with Etch, it is possible to install Debian via a PPPoE connection which can be configured directly in the installation environment.

In order to install via PPPoE the following steps must be followed after booting from an appropriate CD image[1]:

At the boot prompt append the following text: "modules=ppp-udeb". This also means that you need to specify the boot method.

E.g.: an installation done in graphical mode via a PPPoE connection, a like the following should be type at the boot prompt:

  installgui modules=ppp-udeb

This will make sure the module doing the PPPoE configuration (ppp-udeb) will be loaded and no additional handwork will be necessary.

Follow the regular steps in configuration. At some point D-I will perform a hardware detection of the components in order to identify Ethernet cards. After this, the Installer will probe all the Ethernet interface in an attempt to find a PPPoE concentrator (a kind of server which handles PPPoE connections).

It is possible that the concentrator will not to be found at the first attempt. This can happen occasionaly on slow or loaded networks or with faulty servers. In most cases, if the attempt is repeated (select "Configure and start a PPPoE connection" from the main menu), the concentrator detection will succeed.

After a concentrator is found, the user will be prompted to type the login information (the PPPoE user name and the password).

At this point D-I will use the provided information to establish the PPPoE connection. If the correct information was provided, the PPPoE connection should be configured and the installer should be able to use it to connect to the Internet and install (if needed) packages through it. If the login information is not correct or some error appears, the installer will stop, but the configuration can be attempted again by selecting the menu entry called "Configure and start PPPoE networking".

[1] The businesscard image is the smallest image that contains the ppp-udeb module which is responsible for PPPoE configuration. In other words, this is the smallest image that can provide PPPoE configuration from the D-I environment. Larger images should be able to do the right thing, too.

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Source: installation-guide
Source-Version: 20070319

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
installation-guide, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/i/installation-guide/installation-guide-alpha_20070319_all.deb
  to pool/main/i/installation-guide/installation-guide-amd64_20070319_all.deb
  to pool/main/i/installation-guide/installation-guide-arm_20070319_all.deb
  to pool/main/i/installation-guide/installation-guide-hppa_20070319_all.deb
  to pool/main/i/installation-guide/installation-guide-i386_20070319_all.deb
  to pool/main/i/installation-guide/installation-guide-ia64_20070319_all.deb
  to pool/main/i/installation-guide/installation-guide-mips_20070319_all.deb
  to pool/main/i/installation-guide/installation-guide-mipsel_20070319_all.deb
  to pool/main/i/installation-guide/installation-guide-powerpc_20070319_all.deb
  to pool/main/i/installation-guide/installation-guide-s390_20070319_all.deb
  to pool/main/i/installation-guide/installation-guide-sparc_20070319_all.deb
  to pool/main/i/installation-guide/installation-guide_20070319.dsc
  to pool/main/i/installation-guide/installation-guide_20070319.tar.gz

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 408340@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Frans Pop <fjp@debian.org> (supplier of updated installation-guide package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 15:00:12 +0100
Source: installation-guide
Binary: installation-guide-powerpc installation-guide-amd64 installation-guide-s390 installation-guide-ia64 installation-guide-mipsel installation-guide-arm installation-guide-mips installation-guide-sparc installation-guide-alpha installation-guide-i386 installation-guide-hppa
Architecture: source all
Version: 20070319
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Frans Pop <fjp@debian.org>
Changed-By: Frans Pop <fjp@debian.org>
 installation-guide-alpha - Debian installation guide
 installation-guide-amd64 - Debian installation guide
 installation-guide-arm - Debian installation guide
 installation-guide-hppa - Debian installation guide
 installation-guide-i386 - Debian installation guide
 installation-guide-ia64 - Debian installation guide
 installation-guide-mips - Debian installation guide
 installation-guide-mipsel - Debian installation guide
 installation-guide-powerpc - Debian installation guide
 installation-guide-s390 - Debian installation guide
 installation-guide-sparc - Debian installation guide
Closes: 344048 406290 406515 408340 408408 410129 410317 411399 413257
 installation-guide (20070319) unstable; urgency=low
   [ Frans Pop ]
   * Cleaned up definitions of some entities and removed unused ones.
   * Implement infrastructure that allows entities to be translated.
     Thanks to Miroslav Kure for providing the patch. Closes: #344048, #406515.
   * Disable Korean PDF/PS formats for builds for the website.
   * appendix/files: update information about mouse configuration, based on a
     patch from Peter Samuelson (for which thanks). Closes: #406290.
   * boot-installer, appendix/preseed: document preseed/interactive parameter.
   [ Joey Hess ]
   * Fix package name for installation-reports, and manual unfuzzy of all
     translations. Closes: #408408
   [ Frans Pop ]
   * welcome:
     - make links to FSF and GNU more consistent (closes: #410317)
     - we do not necessarily share the ideals of the FSF (closes: #410129)
     Thanks to Francesco Poli for suggesting these changes.
   * using-d-i: guided partitioning now creates swap inside LVM.
     Thanks to Francesco Poli. Closes: #411399.
   * Document installs over PPPoE. Based on a text proposed by Eddy Petrisor.
     Closes: #408340.
   * installation-howto: update for the integration of base-config into D-I.
   * appendix/preseed:
     - as exim no longer asks any questions during installations, there is no
       real need to document it anymore
     - add link to Philip Hand's website as it contains many creative examples
     - document how to select the ftp protocol during mirror selection
     - document how to install from CD/DVD only (and not use a network mirror)
   * Update base/standard system and task sizes.
   [ Joey Hess ]
   * Document debian-installer/allow_unauthenticated.
   [ Wouter Verhelst ]
   * Update mac68k installation after notes from Finn Thain, upstream mac68k
     kernel hacker.
   [ Frans Pop ]
   * Replace entity in example-preseed.txt file. Thanks to Geert Stappers for
     spotting the error. Closes: #413257.
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