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Re: Installing Debian on an Alix 2d3 using PXE

On Wed, Oct 07, 2009 at 03:10:33AM +0200, Urs Hunkeler wrote:
> Hi,
> 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 version do you try to install?

What boot options did you pass to it?

Do you use preseeding? If so, what do you have in your preseed file?

> What is going on? Why doesn't the installer use the network? How can I  
> debug this?

By default it should. There shoudn't be anything specific to the Alix
board in that, BTW.

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