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Old 01-10-2005, 09:36 AM   #1
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Debian Installation under kernel 2.4+


I am trying to install debian in an old laptop that only have an external floppy.
Upon booting the machine, patitioning and stuff like that, I am stuck at a stage that I can get my Buffalo PCMCIA NIC properly configured. PCMCIA module loaded successfully but the 4-floopy drivers aren't ship with the module I need for my Buffalo LP5-CLX-CB NIC. Then I started to google and found that the module to load is axnet_cs.o but I can only get the binary compiled for kernel 2.4.x and as far as I am concerned, the 'latest' debian installation rescure and root floopy images ship with kernel 2.2.20.

Correct me if I am wrong / suggestion to resolve the matter would be fantasatic.

Cheers,
Frankie
 
Old 01-10-2005, 11:07 AM   #2
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http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/

Go to the above website and use the "netinst" CD image to install Debian Sarge. You will have your choice of kernel 2.4.27 or 2.6.8. The woody installation is pretty out of date. You can use a 2.4 kernel with woody also, but your better off just installing sarge.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 11:04 PM   #3
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since i m completely new to debian, please give me more hint.

my laptop has no cd-rom and the only thing i can do is to boot up the machine with a floppy and then installing via network and fetch images or modules thru the internet.
 
Old 01-11-2005, 08:27 AM   #4
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There are floppy images here: http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/t...images/floppy/ to install sarge. I've never used the floppy images, so I can't give you a step-by-step walkthrough. However, the new installer is pretty clear and you should be able to follow what is happening. I just think you will have an easier time installing sarge than woody because the kernels are much more up to date. There is an installation manual here: http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/ available in many different languages.
 
  


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