LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Password
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-24-2004, 07:39 AM   #1
wolfpeach
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Oxford, UK
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 27

Rep: Reputation: 16
Install of woody fails at apt - no network connection - driver for ethernet card?


Can anyone explain what I need to do to complete a network install of woody on a pentium 4?

I have downloaded & installed the minimal cd image, using the bf24 option to specify the 2.4.18 kernel, but keep getting 'failed to fetch files'/'something wicked happened' (???!) error at the apt section. ifconfig shows no ethernet card, just local loopback. It looks as if the kernel does not support the ethernet card I have in this machine.

Runnng knoppix on the same machine connects to the adsl router via the network no problems, and the knoppix dmesg lists the ethernet card as being:

eth0: Intel corp 82801BA/BAM/CA/CAM Ethernet controller 00:01:80:0A:C5:AB, IRQ12

There was no mention of this card in the kernel module section of the install, and I have hunted the forums & FAQs & package lists for references to a networking module to load for this ethernet card, but cant find anything.

I figured that if knoppix could auto-detect it (being a mix of sarge & sid), I should be able to get woody to recognize the card somehow... Am I on the right lines? Is it simply a case of finding and instaling the right ethernet driver, or should I be using sarge instead of woody? (machine intended for a samba file server, with technophobe users, so wanted stable as poss!)

X Wolfpeach
 
Old 06-24-2004, 09:23 AM   #2
wolfpeach
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Oxford, UK
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 27

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 16
Talking sorted! - eepro100

Went back to knoppix again, and used "lsmod" from a console (ctrl+alt+F2) to display the modules it had loaded. Turns out I needed to specify the eepro100 module to be loaded into the kernel at installation. Included on the boot cd, but not automatically loaded, and the description was not enough to identify the card frm the info I had to hand.

(not sure how to do this retrospectively, so just reinstalled from scratch - all working peachily now. )
 
  


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
2nd ethernet card driver install problem bya Linux - Networking 1 04-05-2004 12:52 PM
Install: Woody fails to detect card DFE-530TX (via-rhine) Mamour Debian 4 09-11-2003 02:04 AM
how to install driver for gigabit ethernet card? riffraff Linux - Laptop and Netbook 0 08-10-2003 12:40 AM
How to install driver Ethernet card in Linux kernel 2.4.10 truong van lich Linux - Software 1 07-29-2003 02:57 AM
Ethernet driver install and cable modem connection??? Fritistat Linux - Newbie 5 05-26-2001 11:07 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:18 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
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration