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Old 09-10-2011, 09:13 PM   #1
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how to install ubuntu netbook on encrypted LVM without NIC support


Hi all, i need to load a NIC driver since the installation is not detecting any network interface cards. It's an ACER D255E which has an Atheros AR8152 NIC. I found a linux driver here: http://www.opendrivers.com/download/driver-117582.html I'm installing using the ubuntu-10.04 mini ISO so I can partition the hdd with encrypted LVM, and then will install ubuntu-netbook afterwards.

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Old 09-10-2011, 10:59 PM   #2
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Hello,

Your best bet would be to install compat-wireless to get your interfaces up and running. See the following link, since I can't access the proper web page from work to give you the direct link - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=9449490

Cheers,

Josh
 
Old 09-10-2011, 11:11 PM   #3
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i don't understand how i can do that WITHIN the installation. it's not as if i can just switch to a shell and issue 'apt-get install compat-wireless'... this is the minimal CD ISO and it just has a busybox shell. a network connection is necessary in order to complete the installation. unfortunately this is the only way i know of to get Ubuntu Netbook ed. installed onto an encrypted LVM partition... otherwise i would just use a full ISO and then copy over the .deb files needed to get the NIC working...
 
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Oh ok, I misread your question. That would be hard to try to just insert the needed drivers into the ISO itself; You may have to use a different version then.
 
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Two ways to load a driver, in the kernel or outside the kernel. The outside could be done but you'd have to get it and I am not sure at this point if you have identified the chip correctly. Add to that, you'd need some wireless support and I am not sure the mini has it.
 
Old 09-11-2011, 04:36 PM   #6
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what i ended up doing was installing the full desktop edition using the alternate CD. from there i was able to download the packages necessary to install the linux-backports-modules-wireless-lucid-generic package, which got the NIC working. then i just removed ubuntu-desktop and installed ubuntu-netbook.
 
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what i ended up doing was installing the full desktop edition using the alternate CD. from there i was able to download the packages necessary to install the linux-backports-modules-wireless-lucid-generic package, which got the NIC working. then i just removed ubuntu-desktop and installed ubuntu-netbook.
So your issue is solved then? If so, mark your thread as solved, thanks!
 
  


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