Bug#262865: marked as done (With two network interfaces after reboot uses the wrong one)
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regarding With two network interfaces after reboot uses the wrong one
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powerpc 20040724 businesscard OldWorld PowerMac kernel-2.6
Debian-installer-version: <Fill in date and from where you got the image>
uname -a: <The result of running uname -a on a shell prompt>
Linux debian 2.6.7-powerpc #1 Sat Jul 10 03:47:45 CEST 2004 ppc GNU/Linux
Date: <Date and time of the install>
August 1, 2004
How did you install?
What did you boot off?
MacOS-9 via BootX
If network install, from where? </etc/apt/sources.list>
#deb ftp://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ sarge main
deb ftp://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ testing main
deb-src ftp://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ testing main
OldWorld PowerMac G3 beige minitower, with two NICs
IDE /dev/hdg Root on /dev/hdg11
Root Size/partition table:
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 MacOS9 2097152 @ 1216 ( 1.0G) HFS
/dev/hdg7 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 unused 19531251 @ 2098368 ( 9.3G) Linux native
/dev/hdg8 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 swap 1953126 @ 21629619 (953.7M) Linux swap
/dev/hdg9 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 unused 19531251 @ 23582745 ( 9.3G) Linux native
/dev/hdg10 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 unused 19531251 @ 43113996 ( 9.3G) Linux native
/dev/hdg11 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 root 19531251 @ 62645247 ( 9.3G) Linux native
/dev/hdg12 Apple_Free Extra 237996558 @ 82176498 (113.5G) Free space
Block size=512, Number of Blocks=320173056
1: @ 64 for 23, type=0x1
2: @ 118 for 36, type=0xffff
Script done on Sun Aug 1 20:02:17 2004
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)
0000:00:10.0 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)
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)
0000:00:10.0 ff00: 106b:0010 (rev 01)
0000:00:12.0 0300: 1002:4754 (rev 9a)
Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
Initial boot worked: [o]
Configure network HW: [o] Note 1
Config network: [?] 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: [o]
Reboot: [?] Note 2
<Description of the install, in prose, and any thoughts, comments
and ideas you had during the initial install.>
Note 1: This machine has two network interfaces. The first is the
10BaseT "bmac" controller that is standard on the
motherboard. The second is a D-Link 10/100-BaseT "DFE-530TX+"
PCI adapter card. For the present installation, I want to
ignore the first interface and use the second because it's faster.
The configure Network Hardware phase saw both interfaces and
installed modules for each. bmac for the onboard and 8139too
for the D-Link.
The Configure Network phase asked which one I wanted to use as
"primary". I told it to use the D-Link. It. It asked if I
wanted to use DHCP, I said no. I answered the questions about
network addresses etc (letting it take the default address for
the DNS server, which is the only way I have discovered to
make it work on this machine -- see Bug#261460). After the
last question, it proceeded automatically to load installer
modules. It never asked about the other interface.
All went well for the rest of the install until it came time
for the reboot...
Note 2: After the reboot, it installed the bmac module for the onboard
NIC, and ignored the D-Link NIC entirely! Since there was no
ethernet connected to the onboard interface, this didn't work
too well. After some casting about, I determined that the
problem was that the /etc/modules file had a "bmac" in it but
no "8139too" for the D-Link. I fixed that (so that it now had
an "8139too" but no "bmac") and rebooted again. All went well
Bottom line: When the machine has two NICs and you want to use the
second and ignore the first, you're out of luck, unless you
have the expertise to manually diddle the configuration files.
Install logs and other status info is available in /var/log/debian-installer/.
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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
Many thanks for your understanding and your help improving Debian,
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