I've been running Dams Small Linux Live CD for some time now and decided to install it on my hard drive. I found an old Dell desktop and thought Damn Small Linux would be perfect for it. Some of the Dell hardware are the following:
Pentium III 448MHz
20G Hard drive (just found it today and swapped it)
256MB of RAM
I am currently have a DSL internet connection and connecting though a router via ethernet.
When I use the live CD everything works fine, but after I installed DSL 3.2 on the hard drive it does not detect my NIC. My NIC is a Star-Tech ST100 ethernet card and worked fine on other Live CDs (Koppix and Slax), and it also worked when I used it with FreeBSD.
When Damn Small Linux boots up (only when it is installed on the hard drive) I get these errors that do not seem right to me.
Scanning for hard disk partitions & creating /etc/fstab....modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module xfs
modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate minix
modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate hfs
My dmesg does not mention anything about DHCP being configured or my NIC being detected. I did read on the Damn Small Linux Wiki that networking tends to disappear after it installed on the hard drive.
I tried googling but nothing came up that was helpful. I also tried the Netcardconfig tool and got this message:
No supported network cards found
I tried ifconfig eth0 but to no avail.
Does anybody know why Damn Small Linux will detect my NIC while running from the CD but will not detect my NIC after it is installed on the hard drive? Do you think if I installed "syslinux"*.iso instead of the *.iso it would make a difference (I highly doubt this but I figure it is worth a shot)?