LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 04-11-2013, 06:55 PM   #1
thebergmaster
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2013
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Fresh install of Debian 6.0.7 missing NIC firmware, having trouble adding from usb


I recently installed Debian on one of my computers, and true to form, it booted to the command line. Only problem is, at the time of the install I didn't have the firmware package for my NIC

I have the package now and it is on an external hard drive, now the only problem is, I cannot access said hard drive.

And obviously that's creating more problems... because I can't play with my NIC, I can't really connect to the internets (major sadface) and download a gnome desktop environment.

Any help would be appreciated - this install put me way over my head.

Thanks
 
Old 04-11-2013, 07:21 PM   #2
TroN-0074
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2011
Location: Michigan USA
Distribution: OpenSUSE 13.2 64bit-Gnome on ASUS U52F
Posts: 1,444

Rep: Reputation: 340Reputation: 340Reputation: 340Reputation: 340
plug your external to your computer and type in terminal
Code:
su
type your password and hit enter
then type

Code:
fdisk -l
that will show you all the drives that are connected to your computer,your external will be something like
Quote:
/dev/sdb1
Or something like that, you can tell because it will show the file system type, if it is NTFS that will be your external for sure.
Once you know what device is your external you can mount it with
Code:
mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /home/yourusername
then navigate to that directory
Code:
cd /home/yourusername
type
Code:
ls -l
to see all the files on your drive.

Once you see your package there type.
Code:
dpkg -i yourpackagehere
good luck to you

Last edited by TroN-0074; 04-12-2013 at 07:40 AM.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 04-12-2013, 01:21 AM   #3
thebergmaster
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2013
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Thanks! That actually helped me unearth more problems - like the fact that since the network wasn't configured - and like an idiot I was doing a netinst... so I have basically no packages on my machine. I'm thinking re-building the image with the necessary firmware in it and re-installing on my machine.
 
Old 04-13-2013, 02:09 PM   #4
Ztcoracat
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Dec 2011
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 6,394
Blog Entries: 6

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Hi:

I did the same thing and used the netinstall by accident- (my connection's wirless)

I ended up having to go back to the Debian website and downloaded the LIVE ISO that was not the netinstal and started the installation all over again. It worked but I had to fix the etc/network/interfaces file as it was set to wired not wireless--

I also had to go and get a driver for my network interface card. You may have to as well--

You could re-build the image but I'm not good with that.
 
Old 04-14-2013, 01:55 PM   #5
thebergmaster
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2013
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
That ideas been bouncing around my head, I already solved my firmware problem, so I'm hopeful with this the live version will work.
 
Old 04-15-2013, 04:58 PM   #6
Ztcoracat
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Dec 2011
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 6,394
Blog Entries: 6

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
The LIVE version should work.

Just make sure that you have the right (32bit) OR (64bit) ISO for your systems architecture --
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New install 11.04- Wireless Firmware missing Rocinante2112 Ubuntu 4 02-19-2012 03:48 PM
[SOLVED] Install from Slack CD #1: Missing Firmware HaroldWho Slackware - Installation 6 08-23-2011 03:50 PM
Debian on HP ProLiant DL380 - NIC Driver installation issue ( firmware-bnx2 ) RouterRat Linux - Server 1 04-07-2011 10:45 AM
Debian USB install fails to boot after adding hard drive martinezpt Linux - Hardware 5 11-21-2010 08:21 PM
NIC Not detected RH 9.0 fresh install 3com OfficeConnect id10t Linux - Networking 6 12-12-2003 12:12 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:30 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration