Installing Debian on an Alix 2d3 using PXE
I'm trying to install Debian on an Alix 2d3 board (installing from
network using PXE, the installer runs in a serial console). When I
select a mirror, the installer tells me that it is going to verify the
mirror, and then immediately gives me an error message saying that the
mirror is invalid. A tcpdump on the relaying computer shows that there
was absolutely no traffic on the network (ie. the installer is not
trying to access the network at all, not even dns lookup). When I open
the console and use netcat (nc, as ping, ifconfig and other such tools
are not available in the minimalistic environment), I can access
different servers without any problems, so I have to assume that the
network setup is working.
What is going on? Why doesn't the installer use the network? How can I
I managed to boot the Debian text installer over PXE on an Alix 2d3. The
Alix does not have a graphics card, so the installation has to be done
using a serial console. Also, since so far I only got the basic
installer running, I have a very limited system running, which
unfortunately limits the debugging options.
Any help is appreciated!