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Old 02-10-2007, 02:09 PM   #1
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Need help with Etch net install.


Okay this is what happened. I installed Etch successfully about 2 weeks ago while at a friends' house. His router was connected to his computer and we used an ethernet to connect to my computer. Then, my sister needs the computer and she can't handle anything beyond Windows. So I install Windows figuring that I'll just reinstall Debian. To my surprise I could not. I used the net install disk and got up to the part to "Select and install software". It said installation step failed. I was directly connected to the modem at this point. I don't understand how one time the modem -> router -> friends' computer and my computer worked but when I went modem -> computer it didn't. I also tried going through my router with modem -> router -> my computer. Still didn't work. So I don't know, if someone can be of some assistance it would be greatly appreciated. By the way I have a cable modem and a netgear router if that helps at all.

Thank you in advance.
 
Old 02-10-2007, 02:43 PM   #2
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Many build-in modems are so-called Win-modems: minimal hardware, the software does all the work. For the majority of these modems, Linux doesn't have drivers.

My advise: make room on the harddrive with a suitable Win-app. Use a Realtek 8139 based NIC, connect that to your router. Don't use wireless, a cable will give you the best results. Use the router to connect to the cable modem (if that is a separate box). Actually, such a setup isn't much unlike to what I have (but I have a ADSL line )
 
Old 02-10-2007, 02:57 PM   #3
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I doubt a win-modem had anything to do with it. Win-modems are dial-up and from the sounds of it he's not on dial up. Are you sure that you put in the correct info when it asks at the beginning for your network info.... does it even ask for network info anymore? I find it hard to believe that it could be anything other than some silly overlooked thing considering you made it work once on the same computer. Maybe someone else will have something useful to say.
 
Old 02-10-2007, 03:03 PM   #4
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Yeah, I guess you're right on the modem thing.
 
Old 02-11-2007, 12:41 AM   #5
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Name of ISP and Make/Model of Broadband Modem would help..
Is there special software installed in Windows to get an Internet connection? (maybe it's a PPPoE DSL modem or something..)

Just a suggestion, Invest in a broadband router.
They are cheap, they add a layer of security, they simplify your network hookup.
 
Old 02-14-2007, 01:01 PM   #6
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