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Old 06-15-2004, 09:04 PM   #1
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DHCP failure on test candidate 1


Just tried the sarge netinst.iso and am unable to get DHCP working during
install. I skipped the network setup and installed the base system. I know I got DHCP on other distors working. Is there some way to configure this, but then DHCP should be just there right?
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Old 06-15-2004, 09:49 PM   #2
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First, check out if "ifconfig" command lists eth0 in its output.

Then try (as root) "etherconf" command. (I'm not sure if etherconf is included in the base system installation.)

Alternatively, you can manually edit the network config files.


/etc/network/interfaces:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp


/etc/resolv.conf:

nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx


You need to replace xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx with your DNS address. If you've got two DNS addresses, just add a second line below the first using similar format.

Hope this helps!
 
Old 06-15-2004, 10:05 PM   #3
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thanks a bunch
 
Old 06-16-2004, 07:20 AM   #4
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Tried this to no avail.
I wonder if I should go with a stable install. I think there is a bug with the test release and DHCP.

I imagine a stable .iso will give me everything other than the 2.6 kernel option, which I don't want anyway.
Can I just use the smallext net install? rather than the giant siize isos? the software after apt will all be the same as the sarge test right?

thanks (new to debian)
 
Old 06-16-2004, 08:17 AM   #5
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i have used both the beta4 and TC installs for sarge.....both worked DHCP as well as static assignment....
 
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Forgot to mention that you need to restart networking for the changes to take effect. If unsure how to do this, just reboot. Then check (as root) with "ifconfig" command whether eth0 accepts packets.

If still no joy, check that there are no typos in the config files.
 
Old 06-16-2004, 09:00 AM   #7
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Thanks I'll try that.

The older net installes don't seem to give me the reiser kernel option so I would like to try sarge test.
I just got the mini. net iso of test and will try again from scratch.
Note that the older Debian 3 isos of net install seem to wrk, but give me no kernel option.
 
Old 06-16-2004, 09:47 AM   #8
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Woody installer generally uses 2.2 kernel that doesn't support reiserfs but, if I remember correctly, installation CD 5 contains bf2.4 kernel that allows you to create and use reiserfs partitions.

Of course, Sarge installer has much better hardware support -- if you only manage to get it working. Anyway, good luck!
 
Old 06-16-2004, 10:59 AM   #9
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Success

Success.
I went with the original Sarge Test installer, but this time set bios to failsafe just in case.
DHCP works and I am now installing with Apt 650M of packages.
My soyo mobo Dragon Ultra has an onboard Lan, but was enabled before so I am not sure what failsafe did. Maybe ports/or hardware order.
Will check when I get back
Thanks FOR THE HELP dEAD pARROT.
 
Old 06-16-2004, 06:44 PM   #10
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DHCP on debian

having run a debian sarge b4, i know its a pain to get it up and running and all...
so i'll post my cable dialer up and hope it solves problems for other users.



#!/bin/bash

USERNAME="$1"
IFACE="$2"
PPTPS=<server name> /*cables.isp.xxx.xxx*/

ifdown $IFACE
ifup $IFACE

NVGW=$(host $PPTPS | cut -d" " -f4 | cut -f3 | tail -1)
CABLEGW=$(grep routers /var/lib/dhcp/dhclient-$IFACE.leases | tail -n 1 | cut -d ";" -f1 | cut -d "t" -f3 | cut -d "o" -f4 | cut -d ' ' -f2)

route add -host $NVGW gw $CABLEGW

./pptp $NVGW debug user $USERNAME mtu 1380 mru 1380 defaultroute persist

sleep 7

NEWGW=$(ifconfig ppp0 | grep inet | cut -d":" -f3 | tail -1 | cut -d" " -f1)

route add default gw $NEWGW
route del default gw $CABLEGW

echo nameserver 194.90.1.5 > /etc/resolv.conf


Notes

Setup:

Required:
ppp package installed,
NIC driver (eth0/1/2...) configured to get the IP & DNS info from DHCP client !
(that is usually done in GUI\config files), some older\odder distro's have no DHCP client,
or the client doesn't have the lease files located where the scripts usually expect,
on such systems the gateway can be set in the script' "CABLEGW" variable manually...
it is the def. gateway IP in this case & can be taken from 'route' (-n) command output -
in the "default" line it is the IP in "Gateway" tab.

1: unpack ('tar -zxvf ...'), this will create a directory - "nvc" with the script & files needed
2: edit the '/etc/ppp/pap-secrets' - add a new line with "user" * "passwd" (with your info, quotes needed)
3: run - e.g. './cablestart.v021 username eth0' output is obscure, check your configuration if something fails.

makini4

hope this helps any, even if i'm a day late.
 
  


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