Bug#274741: marked as done (With two ethernets, installer looses which is "primary" across the reboot.)
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- To: Debian System <email@example.com>
- Subject: With two ethernets, installer looses which is "primary" across the reboot.
- From: Rick Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 03 Oct 2004 18:26:36 -0400
- Message-id: <49CE079F-158B-11D9-85C6-0003936FABA0@pobox.com>
Debian-installer-version: <Fill in date and from where you got the
Index of /pub/cdimage-testing/daily/powerpc/pre-rc2
Name Last modified Size Description
Parent Directory 02-Oct-2004 00:08 -
MD5SUMS 01-Oct-2004 00:21 1k
sarge-powerpc-businesscard.iso 01-Oct-2004 00:12 112M
>>> sarge-powerpc-netinst.iso 01-Oct-2004 00:20 259M
Apache/1.3.31 Server at cdimage.debian.org Port 80
uname -a: <The result of running uname -a on a shell prompt>
Linux debian 2.6.8-powerpc #1 Tue Sep 14 00:15:52 CEST 2004 ppc
Date: <Date and time of the install>
Sun Oct 3 05:34:03 EDT 2004
Method: How did you install? What did you boot off? If network
install, from where? Proxied?
PowerPC Oldworld Macintosh with BootX bootloader using 2.6.8
kernel and initrd
network components from ftp.us.debian.org "testing" repository
Machine: <Description of machine (eg, IBM Thinkpad R32)>
PowerPC Oldworld Macintosh beige G3 minitower
processor : 0
cpu : 740/750
temperature : 35-37 C (uncalibrated)
clock : 300MHz
revision : 2.2 (pvr 0008 0202)
bogomips : 600.06
machine : Power Macintosh
motherboard : AAPL,Gossamer MacRISC
detected as : 48 (PowerMac G3 (Gossamer))
pmac flags : 00000000
L2 cache : 1024K unified pipelined-syncro-burst
memory : 384MB
pmac-generation : OldWorld
Root Device: <IDE? SCSI? Name of device?>
IDE controller "Ultra ATA 133/100 pro" from SIIG, Inc.
hdc: Maxtor 6Y160P0, ATA DISK drive
hw-detect: Detected module 'aec62xx' for 'IDE chipset support'
hw-detect: Trying to load module 'aec62xx'
kernel: AEC6880R: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:0e.0
kernel: AEC6880R: chipset revision 6
kernel: AEC6880R: ROM enabled at 0x81910000
kernel: hdg: Maxtor 6Y160P0, ATA DISK drive
Root Size/partition table: Feel free to paste the full partition
table, with notes on which partitions are mounted where.
debian:~# mac-fdisk -l /dev/hdg
# type name
length base ( size ) system
/dev/hdg1 Apple_partition_map Apple 63
@ 1 ( 31.5k) Partition map
/dev/hdg2 Apple_Driver43 Macintosh 54
@ 64 ( 27.0k) Driver 4.3
/dev/hdg3 Apple_Driver43 Macintosh 74
@ 118 ( 37.0k) Driver 4.3
/dev/hdg4 Apple_Driver_IOKit Macintosh 512
@ 192 (256.0k) Unknown
/dev/hdg5 Apple_Patches Patch Partition 512
@ 704 (256.0k) Unknown
/dev/hdg6 Apple_HFS untitled 2097152
@ 1216 ( 1.0G) HFS
/dev/hdg7 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 root 19531251
@ 2098368 ( 9.3G) Linux native
/dev/hdg8 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 swap 1953126
@ 21629619 (953.7M) Linux swap
/dev/hdg9 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 root 19531251
@ 23582745 ( 9.3G) Linux native
/dev/hdg10 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 Root-10 5859376
@ 43113996 ( 2.8G) Linux native
/dev/hdg11 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 root-11 5859376
@ 48973372 ( 2.8G) Linux native
/dev/hdg12 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 root-12 5859376
@ 54832748 ( 2.8G) Linux native
/dev/hdg13 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 root-13 5859376
@ 60692124 ( 2.8G) Linux native
/dev/hdg14 Apple_Free Extra 253621556
@ 66551500 (120.9G) Free space
Block size=512, Number of Blocks=320173056
1: @ 64 for 23, type=0x1
2: @ 118 for 36, type=0xffff
/dev/hdg13 on / type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
Root on hdc12
Swap on hdc8
Other partitions are unused in this installation.
Output of lspci and lspci -n:
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Motorola MPC106 [Grackle] (rev 40)
0000:00:0d.0 Ethernet controller: D-Link System Inc RTL8139
Ethernet (rev 10)
0000:00:0e.0 SCSI storage controller: Artop Electronic Corp
ATP865 (rev 06)
0000:00:0f.0 PCI bridge: Hint Corp HB6 Universal PCI-PCI bridge
(non-transparent mode) (rev 13)
0000:00:10.0 ff00: Apple Computer Inc. Heathrow Mac I/O (rev 01)
0000:00:12.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D
Rage I/II 215GT [Mach64 GT] (rev 9a)
0000:01:08.0 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 41)
0000:01:08.1 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 41)
0000:01:08.2 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB 2.0 (rev 02)
0000:01:0b.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB12LV26
IEEE-1394 Controller (Link)
debian:~# lspci -n
0000:00:00.0 0600: 1057:0002 (rev 40)
0000:00:0d.0 0200: 1186:1300 (rev 10)
0000:00:0e.0 0100: 1191:0009 (rev 06)
0000:00:0f.0 0604: 3388:0021 (rev 13)
0000:00:10.0 ff00: 106b:0010 (rev 01)
0000:00:12.0 0300: 1002:4754 (rev 9a)
0000:01:08.0 0c03: 1033:0035 (rev 41)
0000:01:08.1 0c03: 1033:0035 (rev 41)
0000:01:08.2 0c03: 1033:00e0 (rev 02)
0000:01:0b.0 0c00: 104c:8020
Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
Initial boot worked: [o]
Configure network HW: [o]
Config network: [o] Note 1
Detect CD: [o]
Load installer modules: [o]
Detect hard drives: [o]
Partition hard drives: [o]
Create file systems: [o]
Mount partitions: [o]
Install base system: [o]
Install boot loader: [ ] Note 2
Post-reboot: [e] Note 1 & 2.
<Description of the install, in prose, and any thoughts, comments
and ideas you had during the initial install.>
This machine has two ethernet interfaces.
One is the on-board "bmac" chip (limited to 10 Mbit/sec 10Base-T).
The other is a PCI card from D-Link that uses the 8139too
driver (capable of operation at 100Mbit/sec 100Base-TX).
The installer correctly identified both of these interfaces,
and correctly asked me which one I wanted to use as "Primary". I
chose the D-Link as primary because it's faster.
The DHCP discovery on the "primary" (D-link) interface worked
OK -- as expected.
However, after the reboot, it seems to have forgotten which
interface was "primary". It attempted to do DHCP discovery on the
"bmac" interface. This (of course) failed because there was no
network connected to that interface for it to talk to.
After DHCP discovery timed out and the reboot proceeded to a
point where I could do so, I edited /etc/network/interfaces and
changed "eth0" to "eth1" in two places. it now looks like this:
debian:~# cat /etc/network/interfaces
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).
# The loopback network interface
iface lo inet loopback
# The primary network interface
iface eth1 inet dhcp
I then rebooted, and everything went as expected from there out.
Suggested fix -- remember the ethernet address of the interface
that the user chooses as "primary" before the reboot. Use that to
figure out which interface to use after the reboot.
If that proves impossible, then how about simply asking the
user again -- after the reboot -- which interface to use as
primary. This kind of redundant questioning is mildly annoying,
but it's done in several places in the install process, so one more
isn't going to hurt.
I'm using the BootX bootloader for this test.
I specifically skipped installing the "quik" bootloader in the
part of the installation before the reboot.
However, when we got to the the after-reboot part it again
tried to install the quik bootloader. I had to answer "No"
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We are closing this installation report for one of the following
- it was reported with a pre-lenny version of Debian
- indications in the installation report give the feeling that
the reported problem waslying in another software, unrelated to
D-I, which we can't easily identify.
- indications in the installation report suggest that it may have been
fixed in a more recent version of a D-I component
- it was successful and we forgot closing it..:-)
- it has no information we consider useful
The D-I team is currently in the process of cleaning out the old spool
of installation reports that haven't bene processed yet.
In case you think that the problem you reported has chances to be
still present, please reiterate your installation test with
a more recent image of D-I, if you're in position of doing this.
You'll find daily builds at
http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer. We recommend you choose
the netboot image, in the "daily builds section", then choose to
install "squeeze" when prompted.
If some problems are found, please report them with a new bug sent
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