Re: Installing Debian on an Alix 2d3 using PXE
On Wed, Oct 07, 2009 at 10:56:13PM +0200, Urs Hunkeler wrote:
> Thanks for all the help!
> In the end I added the domain-name-servers option to the dhcp server
> configuration, and now it works.
> For those who misunderstood my mail, tftp and bootp (basically PXE)
> worked before and the kernel and the initramdisk got loaded. The problam
> was with the installer not being able to access the mirrors. Apparently
> even though the installer asked me to provide a name server, it did not
> use it :-(.
Wow. How did your network work before?
(Hint: dnsmask is nice)
> Why use PXE? Well, I always wanted to do that. Also I have the nice
> little box for the Alix, and it becomes quite cumbersome if you have to
> unscrew everything, remove the CF card, install everything, then put it
> back. I am much in favor of automating things, and apparently so is
> Debian, why else would there be such handy features like preseeding (I'm
> still learning about it...)?
> Anyways, the installation seemed to complete successfully. Unfortunately
> Grub is not yet configured to use the serial console and crashes. Now I
> need to find a way to mount the partition in a recovery environment in
> order to change the Grub configuration...
Boot the installer again, get into a shell. Mount and chroot.
Note that you may need to progress in the installer up to the
partitioning stage ot make sure all the drivers are loaded.
Tzafrir Cohen | firstname.lastname@example.org | VIM is
http://tzafrir.org.il | | a Mutt's
email@example.com | | best
ICQ# 16849754 | | friend