alt installer looping, dhcp request every second

Bug #323158 reported by Carl Karsten on 2009-01-30
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
dhcp3 (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

alt installer is trying to shut down. not sure why it didn't finish and reboot, but instead gave me a menu. I picked "Finish the installation" but nothing happened. looking at syslog and my dhcpserver logs, I see it is looping doing a dhcp requests every second,
and erroring: Jan 30 12:50:16 dhclient: dhclient.c(2138): null pointer

Jan 30 06:44:40 debconf: Adding [MENU] -> [Choose language, Configure the keyboard, Detect network hardware, Configure the network, Download debconf preconfiguration file, Choose a mirror of the Ubuntu archive, Download installer components, Configure
Jan 30 06:44:40 debconf: <-- 0
Jan 30 06:44:40 main-menu[1516]: INFO: no default menu item
Jan 30 06:44:40 debconf: --> GET debconf/priority
Jan 30 06:44:40 debconf: <-- 0 high
Jan 30 06:44:40 main-menu[1516]: INFO: Modifying debconf priority limit from 'high' to 'medium'
Jan 30 06:44:40 debconf: --> SET debconf/priority medium
Jan 30 06:44:40 debconf: Setting debconf/priority to medium
Jan 30 06:44:40 debconf: <-- 0 value set
Jan 30 06:44:40 debconf: --> INPUT medium debian-installer/main-menu
Jan 30 06:44:40 debconf: <-- 0 question will be asked
Jan 30 06:44:40 debconf: --> GO

Jan 30 10:52:46 dhclient: DHCPREQUEST of 192.168.1.127 on eth0 to 192.168.1.7 port 67
...
Jan 30 12:50:14 dhclient: DHCPACK of 192.168.1.186 from 192.168.1.7
Jan 30 12:50:14 dhclient: dhclient.c(2138): null pointer
Jan 30 12:50:14 dhclient: DHCPDECLINE on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
Jan 30 12:50:14 dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3
Jan 30 12:50:15 dhclient: DHCPOFFER of 192.168.1.191 from 192.168.1.7
Jan 30 12:50:15 dhclient: DHCPREQUEST of 192.168.1.191 on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
Jan 30 12:50:15 dhclient: DHCPACK of 192.168.1.191 from 192.168.1.7
Jan 30 12:50:15 dhclient: dhclient.c(2138): null pointer
Jan 30 12:50:15 dhclient: DHCPDECLINE on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
Jan 30 12:50:15 dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
Jan 30 12:50:16 dhclient: DHCPOFFER of 192.168.1.128 from 192.168.1.7
Jan 30 12:50:16 dhclient: DHCPREQUEST of 192.168.1.128 on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
Jan 30 12:50:16 dhclient: DHCPACK of 192.168.1.128 from 192.168.1.7
Jan 30 12:50:16 dhclient: dhclient.c(2138): null pointer
Jan 30 12:50:16 dhclient: DHCPDECLINE on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
Jan 30 12:50:16 dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8

Carl Karsten (carlfk) wrote :
Carl Karsten (carlfk) wrote :
Jan Wagner (jwagner-kurp) wrote :

Confirm same problem with the installer from ubuntu-8.10-alternate-powepc+ps3.iso, it happens when one re-runs Detect network settings, which fails.

The bug appears to be same/similar as 2004 Redhat https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=136123 "Bug 136123 - dhclient never gets lease though one is offered", there is mention of a patch there

Chuck Short (zulcss) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue that you reported is one that should be reproducible with the live environment of the Desktop CD of the development release - Karmic Koala. It would help us greatly if you could test with it so we can work on getting it fixed in the next release of Ubuntu. You can find out more about the development release at http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/. Thanks again and we appreciate your help.

Changed in dhcp3 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Chuck Short (zulcss) wrote :

We'd like to figure out what's causing this bug for you, but we haven't heard back from you in a while. Could you please provide the requested information? Thanks!

Chuck Short (zulcss) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in dhcp3 (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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