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Re: Can't download packages upon initial boot



On Sun, Apr 08, 2001 at 08:36:37AM +0000, Michael D. Crawford wrote:
> I am able to successfully initialize a Debian Potato system on a
> PowerMac 8500 by booting with BootX and using the images and stuff in
> the potato current directories for powermac.
> 
> This is the "old world" power mac - a PowerPC 604 system, with the old,
> big roms.
> 
> When I start up off of the freshly installed system for the first time,
> I'm prompted to enter some parameters about passwords and the like, and
> then asked how I'd like to download the installation files.  I've tried
> http and ftp, and then the machine just sits there saying it's trying to
> connect, but I don't see any activity on my ethernet hub.
> 
> I'm using IP masquerading through a windows box running WinRoute
> (temporarily); I also don't see activity on the modem.

sounds like you did not set the default gateway.  check
/etc/network/interfaces.  you should have an entry something like
this:

iface eth0 inet static
        address 192.168.0.1
        netmask 255.255.255.0
        network 192.168.0.0
        broadcast 192.168.0.255
        gateway 192.168.0.10

broadcast and network i believe are optional.  

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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