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RE: New install doesn't see DHCP

you see to have multiple adaptors its possible that they changed numbers
between installation and the running system. (this tends to happen because
modules are loaded in a different order)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Xeno Campanoli [mailto:xeno@eskimo.com]
> Sent: 22 June 2005 01:07
> To: debian-user@lists.debian.org; debian-boot@lists.debian.org
> Subject: New install doesn't see DHCP
> I just tried a new Sarge install here at my job this time.  Now
> I'm having a
> different problem.  The installer seems to "execute?" dhcp
> connections alright,
> at least on the initial cd install (it for instance, gets the domain name
> correct in the guess for that value, and ifconfig gives an ip address of
>, and it sticks three nameserver ipaddrs in
> resolv.conf, and I
> can ping all of these), but when I reboot to engage in the
> network installation
> activity, and it gets to the dhcp section, it fails as follows:
> DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to port 67 interval 7
> and there are some ten of those with varying intervals until it
> finally gives up
> with:
> No DHCP OFFERS received
> No working leases in persistent database
> Exiting.
> Failed to bring up eth1.
> and I end up with no network.  Perhaps this is a simple problem,
> but I'm not
> seeing what it is.  The net-dead system has the same resolver stuff, but
> ifconfig doesn't show a normal ipv4 address (no ip address at all, just a
> hw one).  I can ifconfig the eth1, but it no longer sees anything outside.
> This behavior is completely consistent, so it certainly makes me WANT to
> blame it on the install, and not on the LAN here, but who knows.
> Maybe the
> install makes some assumptions about open security that the production
> configuration does not.  At any rate,...Help!  Please of course.
> Sincerely, Xeno
> xc
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