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Old 12-09-2006, 04:34 PM   #1
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Debian installation problems.


Hey, I'm completely 100% new to Linux, and I decided to dry Debian. I downloaded it successfully, however we I reboot my computer and start the set-up for it, when it says it is detectiing my network hardware, suddenly a new page pops up that says "No ethernet card detected" and then it gives me a bunch of choices and tells me to select a driver. I have no idea what driver to select though, or why it can't detect one, because there should be one on my motherboard right? I'm running an AMD ATHLON 64 X2 4200+ 939P R and I have an ASUS A8N5X NF4 939 motherboard. I don't know if my stuff isn't compatable, or what the problem is. So any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 12-09-2006, 04:40 PM   #2
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Are you sure you have a network card?
With what CD/DVD are you trying to install? If it's a Netinstall CD, you need the network but if it's a full DVD then you can skip the network part and install Debian without the network at this point.
 
Old 12-09-2006, 05:24 PM   #3
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You're not trying to install via a wireless connection are you? That won't work.
 
Old 12-09-2006, 05:27 PM   #4
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Okay then, it must be a netinstall, but where is a good place to find a Debian DVD?
 
Old 12-09-2006, 05:29 PM   #5
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What do you mean by "it must be netinstall"? The full DVD will also ask for a network connection IIRC. Just make sure you don't have the full DVD already.
 
Old 12-09-2006, 06:24 PM   #6
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This is what it says I have. Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 r4 "Sarge" - Official i386 Binary-1 CD
 
Old 12-09-2006, 06:27 PM   #7
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Then try installing without a network connection. I guess it'll be easier to inspect your hardware and to solve the problem once the system is installed.
 
Old 12-09-2006, 06:39 PM   #8
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allright, thank you.
 
Old 12-09-2006, 08:36 PM   #9
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You'd be way better off to use an Etch netinstall. Much better hardware recognition and an up-to-date distribution. Download is about 120 MB.
 
Old 12-09-2006, 08:40 PM   #10
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Thank you very much Rickh, I'll try that.
 
  


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