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Old 03-22-2005, 12:42 AM   #1
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LAN card driver for network install

How can I install LAN card driver while booting my system using network boot cd of fedora 3? I tried inserting my mobo cd when asked for lan driver but it couldn't mount.I have win xp in other partition (ntfs) which fails to mount as well.
My ethernet card is : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller and mobo is asus k8n .
Please suggest how to do ftp installation.

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Old 03-23-2005, 02:38 AM   #2
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I think this is very problematic as these m/boards have only been supported in the very latest kernels. It may be worth looking to use the latest Debian netinstall version (details at . Having downloaded and burnt the iso use the switch linux26 at the boot prompt. It is probably worth doing a Google search to see if this route has been successful for others with the same hardware.
Old 03-23-2005, 07:38 AM   #3
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Hmmm...I'm pretty sure the module you want to load is called forcedeth. Are you able to insert it?

# modprobe forcedeth
Old 03-23-2005, 07:52 AM   #4
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It's forcedeth in the latest kernels...

Or you can download the driver (ethernet and sound for nforce chipset) from if your kernel doesn't have the the reverse engineered forcedeth module...


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