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Re: A small udeb contribution from an arm-chair developer

Chris Bell wrote:
On Mon 16 Apr, Michael S Peek wrote:
Geert Stappers wrote:
The Etch version has "Auto mode" See http://www.nl.debian.org/releases/stable/powerpc/apbs02.html.en#preseed-auto
for the details.
That's very slick, and it may indeed solve my problem, but I'm not convinced that this will work for me:
This relies on there being a DHCP server that will get the machine to the point where |autoserver| can be resolved by DNS, perhaps after adding the local domain if that was provided by DHCP.
My whole problem centers around the fact that DHCP is broken for me. That's why I wrote multi-config to begin with, and I found nothing in this documentation that said that I could use a file:// URL.


   Perhaps you could use an old PC running something like IPCop to act as a
temporary buffer and DHCP server, it takes about 30 minutes to load and
configure, and will give a solid DHCP output.


Maybe I just don't understand DHCP as much as I should, but if my organization already has a DHCP server (that will provide me an incorrect IP address of 10.x.x.x), and I set up my own DHCP server, then won't that cause race conditions with the install client? At least, I've run into this problem before setting up a bootp server.


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