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Bug#239431: marked as done (netcfg: Please give choice of whether to try DHCP)

Your message dated Sun, 14 May 2017 09:29:00 +0000
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and subject line closing bug report
has caused the Debian Bug report #237395,
regarding netcfg: Please give choice of whether to try DHCP
to be marked as done.

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Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: beta 3 of the Debian-Installer from

uname -a: Linux vmdeb 2.4.25 #1 Sun Mar 21 10:27:58 EST 2004 i686 GNU/Linux
Date: 2004.03.21 ~1300EST
Method: CD Install for base, 'net thereafter.

Machine: VMware 4.5.1 running on a dual Athlon MP 1900 system.
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) MP 1900+
Memory:  MemTotal:       255696 kB
Root Device: SCSI (faux VMware Buslogic)
Root Size/partition table: 3 devices configured
~ /dev/sda:
~    Name    Flags  Part Type  FS Type          [Label]    Size (MB)
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------
~    sda1           Primary   Linux ext2                     131.61
~    sda2           Primary   Linux swap                     509.97
~    sda3           Primary   Linux ReiserFS                3652.03

~ /dev/sdb and /dev/sdc configured in a single volume group, partitioned
to an LV. Here's current df output:

Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda3              3566284   1508344   2057940  43% /
/dev/sda1               120411      7144    106843   7% /boot
/dev/Storage_VG/Store  3997568     32840   3964728   1% /mnt/storage
tmpfs                   127848         0    127848   0% /dev/shm

Output of lspci:
vmdeb:~# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge
(rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge
(rev 01)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 08)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 08)
00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller: VMWare Inc: Unknown device 0405
00:10.0 SCSI storage controller: BusLogic BT-946C (BA80C30) [MultiMaster
10] (rev 01)
00:11.0 Ethernet controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970
[PCnet32 LANCE] (rev 10)
00:12.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97] (rev 02)

Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [O]
Config network:         [O]
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:                 [O]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it


First, kudos! Much better than previous installer betas. There was one
issue, and I of course have an opinion or two.

First, the issue: There was no cdrom entry in fstab when install was
complete. Easy fix, but momentarily confusing.

1. There are three visible Hardware Detection phases. I don't understand
why, and to the uneducated eye, it looks like a problem. If they are
doing different things, then say so in the dialog title, IMO.

2. During partition configuration, show all of the available fields from
the get-go. Admittedly, I didn't read EITHER installation guide prior to
doing the install, but then, I was testing the ability to hand someone a
CD and say GO.  When I used the new partitioning scheme, I didn't see
filesystem type going IN, so when I was coming out of the partition
usage dialog, I didn't see it then, either. I probably made 6 passes
through before it caught my eye. Too much work (and I've been installing
Debian for years, but I assume you want feedback even on your vast
improvements, neh?)

3. Even in the "simple" configuration routine, I want to have the option
to setup a static network interface, even though I've got DHCP running
internally. Even a little countdown from 5, without keypress continue
with DHCP detection, would be fine.

Overall excellent work!



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I'm closing this bug, since it was tagged "wontfix" for some
years, without answer. If you have new reasons to point out this
problem, please feel free to re-open it or ask me to do it.

You still can have the Installer behave in the way you wanted by doing
the install with a lower priority.

Thanks for reporting!


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