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Old 02-29-2004, 10:00 AM   #1
araldit
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Debian netinstall on Thinkpad


Ok, here is my problem.

Im using a thinkpad 770x, with a PCMCIA xircom netcard installed. I want to run debian, just to learn about Linux. I have previosly run mandrake 9.2, and it ran fine.

My problem is, that no matter wich netinstall cd i'm using, Sarge, compact bootcd and the first cd of woody iso from their website, www.debian.org, the OS seems to find the net card just fine, but is not able to connect to the internet.

Im using a D-link router, which assigns a IP dynamically, though its always the same, but eihter i set the OS to get one from the dhcp, og manually enter the correct ip's, the connection fails. It's just saying the network is not active, but if its setting is correct, it will work after a reboot.. But it isnt-

Whats the best net boot cd out there, for PCMCIA support.. and are there somewhere out there a user friendly guide to follow for newbees like myself.
 
Old 03-01-2004, 06:23 AM   #2
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Re: Debian netinstall on Thinkpad

Hi,
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Originally posted by araldit
Ok, here is my problem.

Im using a thinkpad 770x, with a PCMCIA xircom netcard installed. I want to run debian, just to learn about Linux. I have previosly run mandrake 9.2, and it ran fine.

My problem is, that no matter wich netinstall cd i'm using, Sarge, compact bootcd and the first cd of woody iso from their website, www.debian.org, the OS seems to find the net card just fine, but is not able to connect to the internet.

Im using a D-link router, which assigns a IP dynamically, though its always the same, but eihter i set the OS to get one from the dhcp, og manually enter the correct ip's, the connection fails. It's just saying the network is not active, but if its setting is correct, it will work after a reboot.. But it isnt-

Whats the best net boot cd out there, for PCMCIA support.. and are there somewhere out there a user friendly guide to follow for newbees like myself.
is your WLAN encrypted by using a WEP key ?

If yes:
Did you setup this encryption to work properly under debian setup ?

cu
 
Old 03-02-2004, 06:33 AM   #3
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The connection to Web, uses no encryption at all. I should be able to obtain an ip directly from the router, but cant..
I have tried mandrake, and it fines the card fine, so does debian, but neighter of them can obtain an ip from the router.. In mandrake I have learned that if you go to /etc/init.d/ and type network restart a couple of times, it eventially gets an ip.. but not in first try.. perhaps, it cant get the ip instantly and needs a delay, but dont know how to set a timer.. any ideas??
 
  


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