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Old 05-15-2005, 08:54 AM   #1
mokojin
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Unhappy debian dhcp


hi all

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.

Any ideia?


BTW

i usually connect via DHCP,but i also canīt find dhcpcd
 
Old 05-15-2005, 09:51 AM   #2
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You can install dhcpcd with the command "apt-get install dhcpcd". You can compile a new kernel and if you want newer software you can upgrade to sarge which is going to be stable soon anyway or to sid which is the unstable branch. You can upgrade with "apt-get dist-upgrade" if you add the proper lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list file.
 
Old 05-15-2005, 12:00 PM   #3
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well the problem is... without a kernel that suports my network card i canīt use apt, same for dhcpcd

is there a way to install other debian kernel and dhcpcd manualy?
 
Old 05-15-2005, 01:07 PM   #4
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Re: debian dhcp

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Originally posted by mokojin
hi all

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.

Any ideia?


BTW

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.

Code:
 # /etc/network/interfaces -- configuration file for ifup(8), ifdown(8)

# The loopback interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The first network card - this entry was created during the Debian installation
# (network, broadcast and gateway are optional)
auto eth0


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.
 
Old 05-17-2005, 01:34 PM   #5
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just jumping in here i hope no one minds

well i got a working network with ndiswrapper and every time i boot up i have to manually configure my wlan0 card to run dhcp and then asssign the essid ? is there any way i can get it to do this at startup ? i am running katonix (which is debian) and ndiswrapper 1.1?

any help will be appreciated

thanks robin

p.s I checked my /etc/network/interfaces and mine is identical to the little syntax you told mokojin to insert in interfaces and i have even told my wifimanager to run script /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0 which i have set my essid and still no joy
 
Old 05-17-2005, 03:53 PM   #6
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pengy666 check "man interfaces" for all wireless commands you can put in interfaces file. This is mine which only sets the essid but you can also set the wep key in it.

Quote:
# /etc/network/interfaces -- configuration file for ifup(8), ifdown(8)

# The loopback interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet static
wireless-essid ****
address 192.168.1.101
netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway 192.168.1.1
To use dhcp change static to dhcp and leave out the address etc
 
  


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