[PC-BSD Testing] Network Install Bug

ron georgia rong1611 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 07:10:36 PDT 2011


Network Install PCBSD9.0-BETA1

Two Problems:
1. Unable to get netinstall mirrors through proxy servers
2. Select mirror dialog box does not set mirror install path when
having to negotiate with a proxy server.

After choosing to install from the network, pcbsd installer presents a
dialog box that allows the user to select a mirror on the internet or
a repository within the local network. The app “times out” because it
cannot find a mirror and presents the user with the option to install
from a local network. If the user types in a mirror (site and
directory) the dialog box disappears; however when the user “clicks”
on the Next button, the option dialog box comes back - empty.

What was done:
Launched an xterm at the beginning of the install process. From the
command line:

setenv http_proxy http://my.company.proxy.server.com:8000.
setenv ftp_proxy  http://my.company.proxy.server.com:8000

(there is no need for user : password option)

also tried:

set   http_proxy http://my.company.proxy.server.com:8000
set   ftp_proxy http://my.company.proxy.server.com:8000
export http_proxy
export ftp_proxy

The pc-installer was still unable to retrieve a list of mirrors. (the
installer uses a fetch -o /tmp/mirrors-list.txt
http://some.website.org to retrieve the list).

>From the command line:
ifconfig em0:
The return is what I expected (received ip from corporate dhcp
server). The only issue was the netmask was set 255.255.255.255
instead of 255.255.255.128. I manually set the netmask.

>From the command line I could ping the gateway, DNS servers and some
other PC's on the network. I was also able to ping www.google.com but
could not ping any pcbsd mirror.

I manually edited the /tmp/mirrors-list.txt file. When I selected the
install from network, the entries showed up in the dialog box. I
selected a mirror and “clicked” Select and the dialog box disappeared;
however when I selected Next, it came back.

I tried a netinstall on the same type of box at home (no proxy) and
the installer contacted the website and successfully created a list of
mirrors to choose from, BUT that is as far as it got. After the select
button is “pressed” the dialog box disappears, and reappears after
selecting the Next button. Endless loop.

Attached are the results from pcconf -l -cv

-- 
Ron Georgia
John 13:23
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hostb0 at pci0:0:0:0:	class=0x060000 card=0x2819103c chip=0x29b08086 rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82Q35 Express DRAM Controller'
    class      = bridge
    subclass   = HOST-PCI
    cap 09[e0] = vendor (length 11) Intel cap 11 version 1
vgapci0 at pci0:0:2:0:	class=0x030000 card=0x2819103c chip=0x29b28086 rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82Q35 Express Integrated Graphics Controller'
    class      = display
    subclass   = VGA
    cap 05[90] = MSI supports 1 message 
    cap 01[d0] = powerspec 2  supports D0 D3  current D0
none0 at pci0:0:3:0:	class=0x078000 card=0x2819103c chip=0x29b48086 rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82Q35 Express MEI Controller'
    class      = simple comms
    cap 01[50] = powerspec 3  supports D0 D3  current D0
    cap 05[8c] = MSI supports 1 message, 64 bit 
atapci0 at pci0:0:3:2:	class=0x010185 card=0x2819103c chip=0x29b68086 rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82Q35 Express PT IDER Controller'
    class      = mass storage
    subclass   = ATA
    cap 01[c8] = powerspec 3  supports D0 D3  current D0
    cap 05[d0] = MSI supports 1 message, 64 bit 
none1 at pci0:0:3:3:	class=0x070002 card=0x2819103c chip=0x29b78086 rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82Q35 Express Serial KT Controller'
    class      = simple comms
    subclass   = UART
    cap 01[c8] = powerspec 3  supports D0 D3  current D0
    cap 05[d0] = MSI supports 1 message, 64 bit 
em0 at pci0:0:25:0:	class=0x020000 card=0x2818103c chip=0x10bd8086 rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection'
    class      = network
    subclass   = ethernet
    cap 01[c8] = powerspec 2  supports D0 D3  current D0
    cap 05[d0] = MSI supports 1 message, 64 bit enabled with 1 message
    cap 13[e0] = PCI Advanced Features: FLR TP
uhci0 at pci0:0:26:0:	class=0x0c0300 card=0x2819103c chip=0x29378086 rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller'
    class      = serial bus
    subclass   = USB
    cap 13[50] = PCI Advanced Features: FLR TP
uhci1 at pci0:0:26:1:	class=0x0c0300 card=0x2819103c chip=0x29388086 rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller'
    class      = serial bus
    subclass   = USB
    cap 13[50] = PCI Advanced Features: FLR TP
ehci0 at pci0:0:26:7:	class=0x0c0320 card=0x2819103c chip=0x293c8086 rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller'
    class      = serial bus
    subclass   = USB
    cap 01[50] = powerspec 2  supports D0 D3  current D0
    cap 0a[58] = EHCI Debug Port at offset 0xa0 in map 0x14
    cap 13[98] = PCI Advanced Features: FLR TP
hdac0 at pci0:0:27:0:	class=0x040300 card=0x2819103c chip=0x293e8086 rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller'
    class      = multimedia
    subclass   = HDA
    cap 01[50] = powerspec 2  supports D0 D3  current D0
    cap 05[60] = MSI supports 1 message, 64 bit enabled with 1 message
    cap 10[70] = PCI-Express 1 root endpoint max data 128(128) link x0(x0)
ecap 0002[100] = VC 1 max VC1
ecap 0005[130] = unknown 1
pcib1 at pci0:0:28:0:	class=0x060400 card=0x2819103c chip=0x29408086 rev=0x02 hdr=0x01
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1'
    class      = bridge
    subclass   = PCI-PCI
    cap 10[40] = PCI-Express 1 root port max data 128(128) link x0(x1)
    cap 05[80] = MSI supports 1 message 
    cap 0d[90] = PCI Bridge card=0x2819103c
    cap 01[a0] = powerspec 2  supports D0 D3  current D0
ecap 0002[100] = VC 1 max VC0
ecap 0005[180] = unknown 1
pcib2 at pci0:0:28:1:	class=0x060400 card=0x2819103c chip=0x29428086 rev=0x02 hdr=0x01
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2'
    class      = bridge
    subclass   = PCI-PCI
    cap 10[40] = PCI-Express 1 root port max data 128(128) link x0(x1)
    cap 05[80] = MSI supports 1 message 
    cap 0d[90] = PCI Bridge card=0x2819103c
    cap 01[a0] = powerspec 2  supports D0 D3  current D0
ecap 0002[100] = VC 1 max VC0
ecap 0005[180] = unknown 1
uhci2 at pci0:0:29:0:	class=0x0c0300 card=0x2819103c chip=0x29348086 rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller'
    class      = serial bus
    subclass   = USB
    cap 13[50] = PCI Advanced Features: FLR TP
uhci3 at pci0:0:29:1:	class=0x0c0300 card=0x2819103c chip=0x29358086 rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller'
    class      = serial bus
    subclass   = USB
    cap 13[50] = PCI Advanced Features: FLR TP
uhci4 at pci0:0:29:2:	class=0x0c0300 card=0x2819103c chip=0x29368086 rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller'
    class      = serial bus
    subclass   = USB
    cap 13[50] = PCI Advanced Features: FLR TP
ehci1 at pci0:0:29:7:	class=0x0c0320 card=0x2819103c chip=0x293a8086 rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller'
    class      = serial bus
    subclass   = USB
    cap 01[50] = powerspec 2  supports D0 D3  current D0
    cap 0a[58] = EHCI Debug Port at offset 0xa0 in map 0x14
    cap 13[98] = PCI Advanced Features: FLR TP
pcib3 at pci0:0:30:0:	class=0x060401 card=0x2819103c chip=0x244e8086 rev=0x92 hdr=0x01
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82801 PCI Bridge'
    class      = bridge
    subclass   = PCI-PCI
    cap 0d[50] = PCI Bridge card=0x2819103c
isab0 at pci0:0:31:0:	class=0x060100 card=0x2819103c chip=0x29148086 rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82801IO (ICH9DO) LPC Interface Controller'
    class      = bridge
    subclass   = PCI-ISA
    cap 09[e0] = vendor (length 12) Intel cap 1 version 0
		 features: SATA RAID-5, 4 PCI-e x1 slots
atapci1 at pci0:0:31:2:	class=0x01018a card=0x2819103c chip=0x29208086 rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82801IR/IO/IH (ICH9R/DO/DH) 4 port SATA IDE Controller'
    class      = mass storage
    subclass   = ATA
    cap 01[70] = powerspec 3  supports D0 D3  current D0
    cap 13[b0] = PCI Advanced Features: FLR TP
atapci2 at pci0:0:31:5:	class=0x010185 card=0x2819103c chip=0x29268086 rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = '82801I (ICH9 Family) 2 port SATA IDE Controller'
    class      = mass storage
    subclass   = ATA
    cap 01[70] = powerspec 3  supports D0 D3  current D0
    cap 13[b0] = PCI Advanced Features: FLR TP


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