Installing testing: can't get cable Internet after reboot
I have a PC with an AMD64 chip. I have two disks with different versions
of debian on them. The first system (which I will call "K") is Kanotix
which I regularly update from Debian unstable. It has been working well
for quite a while. The second system (which I will call "T") is Debian
testing based on the 12/12/05 release on CDs. I select which system to
boot in the hardware by using cables and jumpers for the drives. When K
is booted, it can see T. I prefer to completely disconnect K when I am in T.
Both systems connect to the Internet using a cable modem connected to an
ethernet board. I have had the following problem twice with sytem T: I
install the system and it works for a while. I spend this time
installing packages and running updates using aptitude and/or synaptic.
This process involves a number of reboots of T. After one of these
reboots, I cannot connect to the Internet. Afterwards, each time I
reboot again, I have the same problem.
Here are some packages that might be relevant:
package installed on
dhcp-client K T
dnsutils K T
libdns20 K T
The following line is in "ps ax" for both systems:
dhclient -e -pf /var/run/dhclient.eth0.pid -lf
This line occurs for K only:
/usr/sbin/dnsmasq -u dnsmasq
The first time I had the problem I solved it by reinstalling Debian.
Ugh. The second time the bad boot happened after I had configured KDE.
How can I solve my problem? Do I need to install dnsmasq on T? If so,
can I download it to K then copy it somewhere in T?
Anyone know how to turn Kanotix into pure Debian unstable?