Bug#510271: installation-report: Lenny on a Slug - eventual success after a few tries and some fixups
On Jan 6, 2009, at 3:59 PM, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
* Rick Thomas <email@example.com> [2008-12-30 19:12]:
One thing worth mentioning though: I have a full-service
DHCP on this subnet, so it got the network parameters from
DHCP. This was successful, but for some reason it decided
that the DNS domain was "example.org", not the one being
offered by DHCP. The text "example.org" showed up in
the following places:
I need some more information on this.
Please make a backup of your flash with
cat /dev/mtdblock? > mtd-backup
and copy it to your machine, so you can later write it back to the
NSLU2 with upslug2.
Then download the Debian installer image again and load it with
When you connect to the installer, open a shell and run the following
commands. Please send me the output.
You can then flash mtd-backup with upslug2 to get back into your
Here's the output (there was *no* file /var/lib/dhcp3/dhclient.leases )
~ # ls -l /var/lib/dhcp3/
~ # debconf-get netcfg/get_hostname
~ # debconf-get netcfg/get_domain
~ # cat /preseed.cfg
d-i ethdetect/use_firewire_ethernet boolean false
d-i lowmem/low note
d-i netcfg/get_hostname string debian
d-i netcfg/get_domain string example.org
d-i network-console/password password install
d-i network-console/password-again password install
d-i partconf/already-mounted boolean false
d-i netcfg/choose_interface select eth0
d-i netcfg/get_ipaddress string 192.168.1.177
d-i netcfg/get_netmask string 255.255.255.0
d-i netcfg/get_gateway string 192.168.1.254
d-i netcfg/get_nameservers string 192.168.1.118 192.168.1.138
d-i netcfg/confirm_static boolean true
d-i netcfg/disable_dhcp boolean true
d-i netcfg/get_hostname string slug
In re-reading your doc "Installing Debian on NSLU2" at <http://
www.cyrius.com/debian/nslu2/install.html> I saw (not for the first
time, but never before looking for things that had to do with DHCP)
If you have configured your network settings through the Linksys
web interface to use a static IP address, these values will be used
(including the hostname).
which reminded me that I had done exactly that -- use the Linksys web
interface to set up a static IP: 192.168.1.177 .
This doesn't make it any less of a bug, but it may put the behavior
in a different light.
Hope this helps!