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Re: Problem booting Debian/NSLU2 after flashing

Ah, ha!  I get it . . . thanks.

Using your excellent notes, I successfully upgraded my SlugOS to
Debian/NSLU2 so I'm all set, I think.

On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 09:53:42AM +0200, Martin Michlmayr wrote: 
> * Martin Weinberg <martin.weinberg@comcast.net> [2007-05-20 11:42]:
> > > Yes, the installer needs DNS so it'll be able to find a mirror.
> > 
> > Well, that makes sense eventually, but would the absense of the DNS
> > hang the boot early on?
> Yes.  I know that's not obvious but it's because of the way
> debian-installer currently works.  We need to get the network up
> before we can start SSH, and getting the network up in d-i currently
> means configuring *everything*, i.e. also DNS.  When something is not
> configured that's needed, d-i will prompt the user to add this
> information - but because this is done before SSH is up, the user
> doesn't see it and it appears as if the machine would simply hang.
> -- 
> Martin Michlmayr
> http://www.cyrius.com/

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