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Old 08-04-2005, 04:00 PM   #1
Mad Malc
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Install 1 m/c ok 2nd m/c glitch

Hi all

I've got a Debian 3.1 DVD from the front of a magazine, it installs fine on the following machine: Mobo MSI KT4AV everything configures and I have internet connection through my router connection the ethernet lan is part of the Mobo.

The problem machine has a Gigabyte GA7-DXE mobo, the PCI ethernet card has a 'SWEEX' essentials driver disc for Windows. Unfortunately the DVD install doesn't leave me with an internet connection and I'm having trouble configuring it.

Using a minimum install CD, where the rest of the install is done via FTP, works fine on the Gigabyte machine, but takes the best part of 3 hours..

So my question to those of you who know is, how do I get that most desirable DVD install working on the Gigabyte machine?

Further information: installing SUSE identifies the lan card as a Myson, but whether that is correct or not is conjecture.

Thanking you for your help in advance

Mad Malc
Old 08-06-2005, 03:19 PM   #2
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If you don't mind spending some time, install the base system and drivers for the hardware (and a desktop environment if you want), then add the DVD to the sources list in Synaptic (GUI) or Aptitude (text). Also, remove the internet source if you want. Then you can install all the packages you want from the DVD.
Maybe the problem is that the necessary drivers are not on the DVD. Then you might be able to install the base system from the CD, and add the DVD as a source.
Or (what I reccommend) is install from the DVD and add the CD as a source later. Then install all the packages you need on the CD, as well as updating a few if you want. If the DVD is old, it may contain old drivers, or be missing a few drivers. I personally have a similar situation. I have the DVDs from just before Sarge became stable. I updated the base system (1st CD), but used the other packages from the DVDs.
Old 08-08-2005, 01:53 AM   #3
Mad Malc
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Thanks BP12345

Thank you on 2 counts, firstly for suggesting a simple work around, which I will use and secondly for confirming it's not just me.

Sometimes these things can drive you crazy so your helpful advice is greatly appreciated.

Mad Malc


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