Bug#450605: closed by Christian PERRIER <email@example.com> (We now have link detection..:-))
Subject: We now have link detection..:-)
> Subject says it all. Bye bye old bug..
Hmm - I think that does close the one it got merged with, but maybe not my
Link detection assumes that only one of the links is up; in something like
a blade chassis it's pretty normal to have both interfaces connected to switches
in the back of a chassis, and so both interfaces are up - however only one of
those switches might connect to the outside world ,or might connect to
the netwrok you have your distro available from.
So part of the mac address might still be useful.
Dave (not got access to the blade now, and not tried a text install for a while).
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From: "Dr. David Alan Gilbert" <email@example.com>
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Subject: install: Network card selection should show mac address
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> Package: install
> Severity: normal
> When installing using a netinstall you are prompted to select a network
> card with a list like:
> eth0: Broadcom .......
> eth1: Broadcom ......
> It really should show the MAC address to let you distinguish which
> interface you intend to use; in my case I have a set of Dell PE 1955
> blades where the ether card the BIOS sees as the first device is seen
> as eth1 under Debian and I know the Mac address of the appropriate one.
> -- System Information:
> Debian Release: 4.0
> APT prefers stable
> APT policy: (500, 'stable')
> Architecture: i386 (i686)
> Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
> Kernel: Linux 188.8.131.52-bytemark-uml-2
> Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
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