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Bug#835993: marked as done (d-i 8.5 and e1000e)

Your message dated Wed, 31 Aug 2016 20:54:21 +0200
with message-id <20160831185421.GK4220@gpm.stappers.nl>
and subject line Re: Bug#835993: 8.5 installer DHCP problem  was in the network
has caused the Debian Bug report #835993,
regarding d-i 8.5 and e1000e
to be marked as done.

This means that you claim that the problem has been dealt with.
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Bug report if necessary, and/or fix the problem forthwith.

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Package: debian-installer
Version: 8.5
Tags: +moreinfo

Submitting a bugreport from what started on ML d-boot@l.d.o.

----- Forwarded message from Geert Stappers -----

Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 22:45:52 +0200
From: Geert Stappers <stappers@stappers.nl>
To: Kaarnijoki <kaarnijoki@protonmail.com>
Cc: "debian-boot@lists.debian.org" <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>
Subject: Re: 8.5 installer DHCP problem
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On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 08:31:39AM -0400, Kaarnijoki wrote:
> Hi there!
> I hope i am writing to the right people.

Mailinglist debian-boot@l.d.o. is about development of Debian-Installer.

> I have had a problem with debian 8.5 installer. The network is not
> being configured. Automatic DHCP configuration is failing and I cannot
> get network mirrors working with manual configuration. Googling the
> problem, it seems that the installer is not recognising the network
> card that i have, or has no drivers for it.
> The installed system does, however configures the network no problem.

Good research. From the provided information I think the problem
is debian-installer using a different kernel as it installs.

> I have been running Debian 8.1 and the installer for that was able
> to get network working automatically.

On the same hardware?

> Thing is, I would like to have a live installer on a USB stick as a
> backup-plan. Is there any way around this, please?

We will find out.
Stay calm and give me some time to come back to you.

> Below: output for  lspci -v

Truncate into "lspci -v --slot Network_Interface_Card" by me

} pasi@debian:~$ lspci -v -s 00:19.0
> 00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82567LM-3 Gigabit Network Connection (rev 02)
> Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 3036
> Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 46
> Memory at f0500000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
> Memory at f0525000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
> I/O ports at 1100 [size=32]
> Capabilities: <access denied>
> Kernel driver in use: e1000e

Geert Stappers
Leven en laten leven

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Geert Stappers
Leven en laten leven

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On Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 12:15:04PM -0400, Kaarnijoki wrote:
> Local Time: 30 August 2016 8:33 PM
> UTC Time: 30 August 2016 19:33
> From: stappers@stappers.nl
> > 
> > 
> > I don't know what is causing the reported problem.
> > 
> > Kaarnijoki please tell about your network and DHCP server
> > that you think might provide addtional information.
> Hello again!
> Thank you Geert for your time and effort. I think I managed to find the fault.
> You asked the right questions. I started thinking if anything was
> different since last install network-wise and there was. I have a new
> router now. The old one was suffering with bad wifi signal and had
> to go. However, I did not get rid of it. Plugged it in and tried the
> installer. Lo and behold! Network configured!

Ah, okay.

> Sorry about wasting your time.

Okay, all fine. No worries
A sincere problem report is unlikely to be a waste of time.

> Wonder what it was about this piece of equipment ( Belkin N-150)
> that drops the connection? Interestingly Ubuntu and Mint installers
> got through without hiccups (well, Mint said it lost connection but
> managed to reconnect ).
> Anyway. Thank you again.


> May the Force be with you. Always.
> Pasi

Geert Stappers
Leven en laten leven

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