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Old 09-20-2003, 11:04 PM   #1
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Suse ftp install. What to do for NIC module....help?


Someone here wrote down step by step instructions for doing a SUSE ftp install and I wrote them down word for word. Problem is I can't get past step E, which is

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e. select your nic > press enter
What is the NIC. An ethernet card? In that case mine is a Linksys 10/100 LAN card. There is no option for that that SUSE gives. I am connected to the 'net via my Webstar modem.

I have no idea what to do......but I would very much like to try SUSE. I'll take any suggestions. Even links.

Thanks,
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Old 09-21-2003, 03:13 AM   #2
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A NIC is indeed (AFAIK) synonymous with Ethernet Adaptor/Card. Network Inteface Card.

Either way, that is certainly what they are referencing. And as far as I know (AFAIK ) tulip.o is the module that (all?) PCI Linksys cards use. If 'tulip' is not an option in the list (it should be though) then see if there is DECchip which is the kernel 'selection' for the tulip module.

How are things coming along with the restore? Hopefully it's not too bad, and most of your things were just settings that can easily be restored. Sorry to hear about the lost data

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Old 09-21-2003, 07:54 PM   #3
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hey thanks for the info. I'm going to go into the Suse installer and see if I can find anything that looks like the two things you said. Hopefully something resembles it. I'm surfing right now on College Linux.....and still ruing the loss of all my files...... trying to get over it though and find a distro I can settle on and grow with instead of being held back.

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Old 09-21-2003, 09:38 PM   #4
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Subliminal message:

Gentoo



I don't think by moving from JAMD to SuSE is exactly "growing" out of your distro. Moving onto something like say, Slackware, would be more along the lines of growing

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Old 09-21-2003, 11:33 PM   #5
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lol at the subliminal message. isn't gentoo the one that takes 4 days to install? i might be confusing that fact with debian, but the 4 days thing has scared me off. as has the fact that one must setup everything from the command line in slack....

currently d/l the iso's for redhat 9 again....which it appears I'm going back to to be able to use my webcam and generally be partially productive.

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Old 09-22-2003, 01:59 AM   #6
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That's good, RedHat is at least a step in the right direction. If I were to make a path for a newbie to follow as they progress and "grow out of" their distros:
Mandrake/SuSE (and their relatives) --- RedHat (and it's relatives) --- Gentoo/Debian (and their relatives) --- Slackware (and it's co-distros) --- LFS.

And yeah, Gentoo can take a while to install, Debian as well simply from it's complicated installer (see the Debian forum for discussion on the beast).

Good Luck!

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