network install fails to access mirror

Dave Howorth dhoworth at
Tue Feb 16 13:56:57 UTC 2010

I'm trying to install karmic over the internet from a mirror (following

I've booted into the installer and it says it has used DHCP
successfully. It's now got to the stage of trying to contact a mirror
and has offered me a choice of and It fails to contact either of those.

I can ping from another machine on our net so I
know it's up and that there's a route. I can't ping the target machine
(Destination Host Unreachable) but I don't know whether I should be able to?

Is there some way to check the machine's network status or to see
exactly what commands it is using to try to contact the mirrrors? e.g.
Can I bring up a bash shell somehow (I tried CTRL/ALT/F2 with no response).

Thanks, Dave

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