Multiple nic enumeration issue when PXE booting (ENT only)

Bug #600668 reported by Nick Barcet on 2010-07-01
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Jaguarundi
Wishlist
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udev (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: udev

With a server that has multiple NIC wired, it is currently very hard (impossible) to reliably install Ubuntu via PXE.
The problem is that there is no match between what NIC is selected in the BIOS of the server to PXE boot from and what the OS will use as its main NIC to continue the installation from.

Nick Barcet (nijaba) on 2010-08-23
summary: - Multiple nic enumeration issue when PXE booting
+ Multiple nic enumeration issue when PXE booting (ENT only)
mahmoh (mahmoh) on 2010-10-05
Changed in jaguarundi:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Low → Wishlist
Miek Gieben (miek) wrote :

Letting the installer take care of the whole networking seems to work here:

### Network configuration
 # netcfg will choose an interface that has link if possible. This makes it
 # skip displaying a list if there is more than one interface.
-d-i netcfg/choose_interface select eth0
+## d-i netcfg/choose_interface select eth0

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