Originally posted by mokojin
i have try to install debian for the fisrt time, but the thins arenīt going very well, i guess the woody packages and kernel are too old and my hardware is not supported, speacialy my network card, I need it to update the system, but when I make ifconfig -a only loopback shows.
My network card is an 10/100 from Intel, is those cards that came with centino's processor.
i usually connect via DHCP,but i also canīt find dhcpcd
Try as root modprobe e100
and see if the module loads, then still as root edit the file /etc/network/interfaces to look like this.
# /etc/network/interfaces -- configuration file for ifup(8), ifdown(8)
# The loopback interface
iface lo inet loopback
# The first network card - this entry was created during the Debian installation
# (network, broadcast and gateway are optional)
iface eth0 inet dhcp
This will set you up for dhcp you do not need the dhcpcd running you need the package dhcp-client which is part of the base install so should be on your install which will get the required settings from your DHCP server that is on your network. Now once you have edited the file as root again /etc/init.d/networking restart
to have the configuration file re-read and used this should get you a lease with an IP.