Bug#520285: installation-reports: The squeeze netinst dosn't configure DHCP
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Dinyar Rabady wrote:
> I can reproduce this error with the daily image from Monday, April 13.
> I used the amd64 images netinstall per usb-stick method on a Lenovo
> x61s and the configuration of the network failed both with DHCP aswell
> as manually. The console output indicates that the configuaration
> doesn't actually fail, as the NIC is bound to the correct IP-adress
> after the network configuration. The installer just doesn't seem to be
> able to see this.
The timeout for dhcp configuration in with the debconf display is 15
seconds. Sometimes dhcp can take longer than this to get a lease and
then succeed after the debconf display has indicated an error,
particularly with wireless. I have seen this a few times, but i'm not
sure what the original thoughts were irt the timeout for dhcp configuration.
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