Bug#609339: Unable to specify routes when installing
Christian PERRIER <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Quoting Philippe Villiers (email@example.com):
>> I'm using Mac failovers on a virtual machine where i'm trying to
>> install Debian Squeze.
>> The problem is when I try to specify my IP adress and such, I have a
>> gateway unreachable error.
>> In fact I would like tu use the following configuration:
>> Ip address of the virtual machine is named IPVM, the gateway is IPGT
>> So the machine would have the following parameters:
>> IP address: IPVM
>> Broadcast address: IPVM
>> Netmask: 255.255.25.255
>> Gateway: IPGT
>> A /etc/network/interfaces would look like this:
>> auto eth0
>> iface eth0 inet static
>> address IPVM
>> netmask 255.255.255.255
>> broadcast IPVM
>> post-up route add IPGT dev eth0
>> post-up route add default gw IPGT
>> post-down route del IPGT dev eth0
>> post-down route del default gw IPGT
>> But I can't configure my network like this using the installer.
> Is this really something we want in the installer? I'm not entirely
> convinced that each and every specific setup needs to be configurable
> from scratch in D-I.
I also feel like such a specialized network setup doesn't belong into
the installer dialogs. The manual method should stay open, though. Not
that doing a "Mac failover" would be useful when running the installer.