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Re: Did that. Now no net.

On Tue, Jul 27, 2004 at 11:17:13AM -0400, Hendrik Boom wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 26, 2004 at 11:44:20AM -0400, Alec Berryman wrote:
> > begin  quotation of Hendrik Boom:
> > 
> > > This still leaves open which is the best way to go about it -- copy and
> > > upgrade, or new install.
> > 
> > New install.  The new installer will recreate automatically most of
> > the config files you'd be moving, and you'll have a cleaner system to
> > start from.
> Tried that, now no net.
> Created a beta-4 iso for the debian net-installer, installed from that
> onto /dev/hda3.  /dev/hda4 still contains my woodu system, which still works
> perfectly.
> But the new and very minimal sarge can't access the net.  Pings don't seem
> to get as far as the ethernet card.
> Here's the routing table:
> Kernel IP routing table
> Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
>   U     0      0        0 eth0
>         UG    0      0        0 eth0
> It's identical to the routing table on the woody system.
> Here's the output from ifconfig:
> eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0A:E6:55:93:CD  
>           inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
>           UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>           RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>           TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
>           RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
>           Interrupt:18 Base address:0xb400 
> lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
>           inet addr:  Mask:
>           UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
>           RX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>           TX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
>           RX bytes:657 (657.0 b)  TX bytes:657 (657.0 b)
> It's the same as the one from woody, except that
> 	woody gives me nonzero packet counts.
> 	etho has interrupt: 18 instead of interrupt:5  Aren't these
> 		dynamically assigned during boot, though?
> Pinging to and work fine.  Both of them are,
> of course, IP numbers for the machine doing the pinging, so it doesn't
> need to get to the ethernet card.
> What should I do to diagnose the problem.
> Did the installer, which seemed pretty straightforward, miss some
> essential component?  I did the default (I presume nonexpert 2.4 kernel)
> installation.  Did I do something unobviously wrong?
> Needless to say, I can't access any of the Debian archives
> to get any further.

I might add that my /etc/resolv.conf file contained no nameserver IP numbers.
I had to hand-edit them in.  Not that they would have been useful
without net access.  But this might indicate something about which
installation step failed or was inadvertently skipped.  Thanks for
including nano in the base install -- I can never remember how to use vi.
 -- hendrik

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