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Re: Installing Debian on an Alix 2d3 using PXE

On Wed, Oct 07, 2009 at 10:56:13PM +0200, Urs Hunkeler wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

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