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

What do you see in /proc/net/route (the routing table) ?

In /etc/resolv.conf ?

Also consider using a preseed file to feed settings rather than feeding
them manually (with potential typos)

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