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I finally got Ubuntu 7.04 installed on my Dell Inspiron 530...everything seems ok but there is no NIC detected.
The NIC itself is integrated on the motherboard. Not sure how to get Ubuntu to detect the NIC and/or install drivers. Thanks!
I'd recommend trying Knoppix, as it tends to have a massive amount of hardware support for just about anything. If it works in Knoppix, then you know it's supported. If it doesn't, then the driver for your nic is probably more obscure. I haven't seen too many ethernet cards that weren't recognized by one distro or another.
Thanks guys- I should have added that Ubuntu was the only distro I could get to install- tried FC5, Centos, etc...none of them got past the initial hardware detection (couldn't even get keyboard or mouse detection).
Maybe I'll give one of the other distros a whirl. The NIC is enabled and doesn't seem to be part of the problem..is there no way to install a driver???
Gracias amigos y amigas
If the driver is installed, but not being loaded at boot, it can be loaded using:
I'm not sure what Linux's drivers for your card are called, but they're available for download from Intel's site, here. Acutally from the look of the package name I'd hazard a guess that the name may be e100.
If (or once) the driver is installed, you can bring it up at boot time by adding the above line of code to one of the boot scripts (most distros have an empty script provided in /etc/init.d or /etc/rc.d called rc.local, boot.local or similar, for adding your own startup commands).