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Old 07-26-2006, 01:12 AM   #1
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Installation problem


Hi folks,

I ran "debian-31r0a-amd64-netinst" CD installer to install Debian. The installation went throught without problem. But the onboard LAN card can't be detected. Neither can I select the right driver from the list.

Motherboard - ASUS
Model - A8N-VM-UAYGZ

After booting and login as root.

ran
# pppoeconf
requesting to run "modconf". Selecting "OK" without response.

Neither running
# modconf
can work, no response as well.

Please advise how to preceed finishing the complete installation. TIA

B.R.
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Old 07-26-2006, 06:26 PM   #2
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When I've run into a stick piece of hardware, many times I just temporarily replace it. Do you have a cheap LAN card laying around or one you can borrow from another machine for a while? Then you can compile a newer kernel that probably has a driver for your onboard...

Do you know what kernel the install CD is using? Maybe there's an AMD64 Etch CD that has a newer kernel...
 
Old 07-27-2006, 12:22 AM   #3
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Hi pljvaldez,

Tks for your advice.

I found a driver on the CD coming with Asus A8N modo.

Under Drivers/Chipset/Drivers/64bit/VM/Ethernet/NDIS/MCP51/nvpxes.nic

I think it is the driver which I need. On that PC I have another SATA HD running FC5_64. The driver for onboard LAN is "nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller".

But I have no idea how to install it. What command shall I run to start pppoe configuration?

# pppoeconf
did not work on this "test" version. TIA

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Do you know what kernel the install CD is using? Maybe there's an AMD64 Etch CD that has a newer kernel...
I'm answering this posting on another PC. I can find it out later. I suppose it'll be the latest version on this Debian "test" version

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Old 07-28-2006, 11:03 AM   #4
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How setup ADSL broadband connection

Hi folks,

Debian-Testing-amd64-netinst

How to make ADSL broadband connnection.

Now I have a PCI ethernet installed, not to use the onboard LA
# dmesg | grep eth
Code:
eth0: RealTel RTL8139 at 0xffffc20000002c00, 00:50:fc:6c:70:f7, IRQ5
eth0:  Identified 8139 chip type  'RTL-8139C'

To my surprise I failed to mount floppy. Its entry is already on /etc/fstab;
Code:
/dev/fd0   /media/floppy0   auto   rw,user,noauto  0  0
Therefore I have to copy their output by hand.


# lspci
-bash: lspci: command not found.


# uame -a
Code:
Linux debian 2.6.16-2-amd64-generic #1 Sun Jul 16 01:12:23 CEST 2006 x86_64 GNU/Linux
I tried to run;
# pppoeconf
# adsl-setup
etc.
Non of them can work debian, this version. The PC is connected to a ADSL modem, only dynamic IP supplied.

Please advise which command shall I run to make connection. Afterwards what command shall I run to download and install the remaining packages? Can I select packages to download?

TIA

B.R.
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Old 07-28-2006, 01:03 PM   #5
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For lspci you might have to use the full path to the file like /bin/lspci. What is the output of echo $PATH? It might be that your path is not setup correctly. Did pppoeconf start and just not setup the connection properly or was it also a "command not found" error? It should be /usr/sbin/pppoeconf and you probably have to run it as root.

Also, what type of ADSL modem is it? You might be able to make the modem be the ADSL client and then just be a DHCP server/router for your desktop (at least that's how my brother's modem works). Then your eth0 is just configured for DHCP and it should work.
 
Old 07-28-2006, 09:16 PM   #6
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Hi pljvaldez,

# /bin/lspci
- bash : No such file or directory
# /usr/sbin/pppoeconf
- bash : no such file or directory

# which lspci
# which pppoeconf
# which pppoe
all no printout

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Also, what type of ADSL modem is it?
NEC ATU-R110 provided by ISP.

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You might be able to make the modem be the ADSL client and then just be a DHCP server/router for your desktop (at least that's how my brother's modem works). Then your eth0 is just configured for DHCP and it should work.
Please explain in more detail. TIA.

B.R.
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Old 07-28-2006, 09:27 PM   #7
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Weird, you should have those commands installed (at least the lspci one for sure)... Are you sure you had a complete install?

What I meant is that his modem has a DHCP server. Do an /sbin/ifconfig and see if your ethernet card has an address like 192.168.0.2 and a gateway of something like 192.168.0.1. If so, try typing the gateway IP address into Firefox or another web browser. If no gateway is listed try typing your IP address with a 1 in the last numbers spot. For example, if your IP is 192.168.100.2, try 192.168.100.1.

Anyway, when I did this at my brother's it came up with a web page that was the control center for his modem. From there I could enter his username and password for the DSL account and then just use the modem as a router. Your modem may not have this option, but it's always worth a shot.

Short of that, all I can say is to try as root aptitude install pppoeconf
 
Old 07-28-2006, 09:35 PM   #8
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Sorry, I just realized you're using a netinstall CD... You probably didn't get through a whole install if you only have a netinstall CD.

If you can get a copy of the 1st full install CD, you can do a complete install and then get the network working.

Or I guess you could try hitting CTRL+Alt+F2 to get to a command line during install and try running pppoeconf from there...
 
Old 07-29-2006, 09:32 AM   #9
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Hi pljvaldez,

All Debian_amd64_test.iso have been removed from the website. I suppose the new version will be published soon. I'll wait for their new version.

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Old 07-31-2006, 01:16 PM   #10
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http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/we.../amd64/iso-cd/

You only should need the first CD to do a full installation.

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