Bug#569763: I cannot install lenny 5.04 mini.iso because of problem configuring DHCP.
Hello, well I followed the advice from the reply of another report I
made (Bug#569761) which was to install linux-image-2.6-486 instead of
linux-image-2.6-686 and it worked succesfully for the install of the 3
So, sorry for the wrong bug report and thank you for your help.
2010/2/14, Frans Pop <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> merge 569763 569761
> severity 569763 normal
> tags 569763 moreinfo
> On Sunday 14 February 2010, Patrick Naylor wrote:
>> The network modem is detected. The DHCP configuration failed.
>> I cannot continue with the installing process.
>> Being loaded at the same hw the lenny 5.03 mini.iso configure DHCP
>> without problems.
> Nothing has changed in the installer itself that would explain this change
> in behavior. But the updated Lenny installer does use an updated kernel,
> which could possibly be a factor.
>> Using Debian Squeeze netinst (mini.iso) I can make the installation
>> but after rebooting the system for the first time, I have no internet
>> conection. The modem is detected. I excecute 'ifdown eth1' then 'ifup
>> eth1' and appears the DHCPDESCOVER ending with No DHCP offers
>> received. I have checked /etc/hosts, /etc/network/interfaces,
>> /etc/resolv.conf and they all are OK.
> This shows that DHCP sometimes does work with a current kernel (because
> DHCP did succeed during the installation).
>> Modem: Motorola SB5101 Surfboard Cable Modem.
> After searching on Google it seems this is an external modem, which means
> that it is extremely unlikely that the installer is the problem here.
> In almost all cases of DHCP failing the problem is local.
> The most likely cause of the problem is hardware. Possibly a faulty cable.
> Another option is that your modem is not 100% standards compliant.
> I'm very tempted to close your report because it really is extremely
> unlikely that this is an installer or even a kernel problem.
> I suggest asking for help on for example the debian-user mailing list to
> figure out the real cause of the problem. You could also try using a
> network packet sniffer like wireshark or tcpdump to help figure out what's