Debian install not detecting nic
So i'm trying to install Debian 4.0r1. I've tried the netinst and full cd and the install will not auto detect that i have a network card. It then pops up and asks me to choose the driver for the card. After i choose the driver it just goes right back to that same page and asks me to choose the driver again. I've tried a few different nics and it does the same on each. I've tried the onboard card, which is a realtek. Then disabled the on board and tried a few different pci cards in different slots including a realtek 8139C, 3 different revisions of 3com 3c905, and a netgear FA310TX. In the install it has each of the cards on the list and i went and downloaded a different 3c905 driver and each time it goes back to the No nic detected choose card from list.
Should i just install a base system and get it to work there or is there a easy way to get it to work in the install.