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Old 10-26-2006, 02:37 PM   #1
Ab3n
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Installing Slackware 11 over network


Hey All,

So here's my problem...I have an old laptop that has a pcmcia ethernet card (de660) and a floppy drive and thats IT! I've booted from the install disk 1 and 2, but when I try to set up my ethernet card with the network disk it doesn't have a driver for it (it has de600 & de620, but no de660!!!). I was wondering if there was any way to add drivers to the network disk for my ethernet card or if there was any other way around this problem...Thanks for your help!

Also, I have a seperate, generic network boot disk that works fine and I was wondering if there was a way I could just map the drive to the slack 11 dvd and install it straight from there (without the slack bootdisks).

-Ab3n
 
Old 10-27-2006, 11:19 PM   #2
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Have you tried using just the PCMCIA disk? As I recall, the PCMCIA network device drivers are on the PCMCIA disk, and not the network disk as you would assume. Or at least, it was the last time I used them.

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Also, I have a seperate, generic network boot disk that works fine and I was wondering if there was a way I could just map the drive to the slack 11 dvd and install it straight from there (without the slack bootdisks).
Not sure what you mean by this. What does this boot disk load up to? If it loads up to some sort of network-capable Linux system, and you have enough space, you can copy the entire Slackware package tree from the CD onto the HDD, boot with just the first 2 Slackware boot floppies, and install that way. The installer will give you the option to install the packages from a local file system.
 
  


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