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I am trying to install Debian 6, but I have a problem every time I pass through the network part, it says cannot recognize the DHCP and couldnt connect to the network, so, I tried manually to configure, it is connected to a network with a router, so, I assigned the IP and the Gateway but still, doesnt work, cannot connect to internet, the weird part is that I tried in other occasion and it worked, now I want to install it again and does not work! :-s what could it be?

Also when I try to install with a swap partition I get an error when formatting, if a create a partition for swap but without installing it it works... I set that as ext3 mount on / set as booteable.

Any idea of what these errors could be? thanks.

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So what's the reason that your dhcp doesn't work? Have you watched the network traffic with tcpdump or wireshark? And what ip/gateway did you specify for non-dhcp operation? – ott-- Jan 28 '13 at 21:27
Is a DHCP server configured on your network in the first place? – vonbrand Jan 28 '13 at 21:54
Hi, the IP/Gateway I set was the ip of the router, at my case , all other machines connected to that router get its IP, it works as DHCP, and assigns the IP its free, its not a server but the function is similar, however I set the IP as (it was free) and still, nothing happened, but anyways, it should get its own IP from the router and work fine, I dont understand why this problem is appearing – jpganz18 Jan 28 '13 at 23:21

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