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Bug#683240: marked as done (Wheezy live-boot (PXE) fails to bring up network interface.)

Your message dated Thu, 16 Aug 2012 10:32:43 +0000
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and subject line Bug#683240: fixed in live-boot 3.0~b1-1
has caused the Debian Bug report #683240,
regarding Wheezy live-boot (PXE) fails to bring up network interface.
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--- Begin Message --- Package: live-boot
Version: 3.0~a35-1

Following the Debian Live-Boot manual here:

I'm attempting to do a live-boot using PXE (network boot).

Everything seems to work fine until I get to the part where Debian Live mounts the NFS partition.

The DHCP/NFS/TFTP server is as

From the server, I used this config to build the live boot image:

lb config -b net --net-root-path "/srv/debian-live" --net-root-server "" --archive-areas "main contrib non-free" --mirror-bootstrap ftp://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian/ -d wheezy

From the server, I have these NFS exports set up:

From the server, I have this DHCP configuration options:

subnet netmask {
        filename "pxelinux.0";
        option domain-name-servers;
        option routers;
        option subnet-mask;

So then I have the thin-client start up and TFTP works as expected.

Then the thin-client gets to the part where it tries to bring up the ethernet card. 
Keep in mind the thin-client already pulled the Linux kernel from the server and ran it
from TFTP.

It freezes for a solid minute at this screen....

After which it gives me this screen...

I tried to ping but it said Network wasn't reachable. 
I checked dmesg and the kernel *IS* finding the Realtek Ethernet hardware and assigning it eth0.

So then I used ifconfig to manually set an IP address ( and subnet mask (
for this thin-client.

Then I could ping no problem... But I'm not sure how to resume the Live Boot process..
Why doesn't Live Boot use DHCP to bring the network interface up so that it can then connect to the NFS server? I *KNOW* DHCP is working on the server because the thin-client's BIOS already used DHCP to get the kernel via TFTP.  I'm thinking this has got to be a bug with live-boot, but keep in mind this is my first time attempting to create Live Boot images.

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Source: live-boot
Source-Version: 3.0~b1-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
live-boot, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 683240@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Daniel Baumann <daniel@debian.org> (supplier of updated live-boot package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 12:21:04 +0200
Source: live-boot
Binary: live-boot live-boot-doc live-boot-initramfs-tools
Architecture: source all
Version: 3.0~b1-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Live Project <debian-live@lists.debian.org>
Changed-By: Daniel Baumann <daniel@debian.org>
 live-boot  - Debian Live - System Boot Scripts
 live-boot-doc - Debian Live - System Boot Scripts (documentation)
 live-boot-initramfs-tools - Debian Live - System Boot Scripts (initramfs-tools backend)
Closes: 681579 683240
 live-boot (3.0~b1-1) unstable; urgency=low
   [ chals ]
   * Fixing build error in 'es' man pages caused by a newline conflict.
   [ Daniel Baumann ]
   * Removing live-new-uuid, a rewritten one goes to live-tools.
   * Adding slightly modified patch from Steven Shiau
     <steven@nchc.org.tw> to transition to /run for network interface
     definition files which fixes resolv.conf creation for netboot.
   [ Steven Shiau ]
   * Reading /conf/param.conf after Select_eth_device in main function to
     fix network booting (Closes: #683240).
   [ Daniel Baumann ]
   * Moving reading of initramfs-tools functions to initramfs-tools
   * Consistently using case instead of if for conditionals in script
   * Laying tmpfs on /live/overlay only during initramfs stage, fixes
     boot failure with plain filesystems (Closes: #681579).
   * Correcting DNS inclusion in initramfs-tools hook, thanks to Steven
     Shiau <steven@nchc.org.tw> for reporting.
   * Simplifying usage of copy_exec function from hooks-function in
     initramfs-tools hook.
   * Using /etc/live/boot/*.conf instead of /etc/live/boot.d/*.conf and
     /live/image/live/boot/*.conf instead of
     /live/image/live/boot.d/*.conf for consistency reasons.
   * Reading configuration file from filesystem and live-media at runtime
   * Reading configuration files in initramfs-tools hook too.
   [ Steven Shiau ]
   * Adding support for nameserver in ip= boot parameter.
   [ Daniel Baumann ]
   * Making nameserver assignment from ip= bootparameter work with
   * Correcting permissions of /tmp which apparently somehow get mixed up
     along the way.
   * Updating scripts readme about transition to plugin based
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