When running the boot only iso installation one can successfully get to the sysinstall screen, but the netgraph module is not included with the kernel to permit the ppp dialer to function properly.
When starting an emergency holographic shell from the installer and then running 'ppp' running through the commands to start the PPPoE connection fails :
set log Phase Chat LCP IPCP CCP LQM Command tun
set device PPPoE:fxp0
set ifaddr 0.0.0.0/0 0.0.0.0/0
set MRU 1492
set authname admin # authenticate on the interface as this user
set authkey password # auth with this password
nat enable yes
nat deny_incoming no
nat same_ports yes
nat punch_fw 3001 299
nat use_sockets yes
add default HISADDR
This fails with the error message :
"Can not create a netgraph socket node: no such file of directory"
.. it has been determined that the command : "set device..." triggers this error message. This type of connection is commonly used across the US with Verizon FiOS installations.
the boot-only ISO may only need the netgraph.ko module included and loaded. Notably "kldload" and "kldstat" are absent from the boot-only iso. This also begs the question : How would one install with PPPoE through using the standard method and not the emergency shell ?
How-To-Repeat: 1. Boot with the 8.1-RELEASE boot-only iso
2. start an emergency terminal.
3. run - ppp
4. enter- set device PPPoE:fxp0
5. enter- dial
6. press enter to see the error manifest itself.
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^Triage: close as OBE.
I'm sorry that this PR did not get addressed in a timely fashion.