[Mageia-discuss] Network install cannot get mirror list

Luca Olivetti luca at ventoso.org
Sat Jan 7 11:40:12 CET 2012

Al 07/01/12 11:33, En/na Luca Olivetti ha escrit:
> Al 06/01/12 22:12, En/na Maarten Vanraes ha escrit:
>> afaik the installer uses wget to grab files; try that in tty2
> I checked the sources of the installer in svn[*] and, no, it doesn't use wget.
> There's a function http_download_file in url.c and it uses mygethostbyname
> in dns.c to resolve names.
> That's where the message "unknown host" comes from, and I have a hunch that the problem
> lies there.

Yes, it's surely there: I specified an ip address instead of the name and it's downloading stage2.

> Btw, I tried also with the 32 bits boot.iso and the result is the same.
> Note also that a couple years ago I managed to do a network install of mandriva 
> (IIRC 2010.0, or maybe 2009, I'm not really sure) on another pc.

And maybe I had to use the same workaround then.


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