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Old 10-25-2004, 06:31 AM   #1
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Realtek 8139 and Debian Sarge

Howdy All,

I'm in the process of installing Debian: Sarge onto my box.
It currently has Woody, but Sarge seems to be required for a CP app i'm trying to install.

Anyway my question
(I've searched but can't see a clear answer)

When installing, it tells me that it can't find the NIC. A quick report shows that it doesn't have the drivers available.

I would have thought the 8139 chipset would be supported by Sarge? (It works a treat in Woody).

What options do I have here?
Should I skip the NIC setup and install the OS, and then go back and add it later?

What is the best way to do this and does anyone have any guides or anything (I am a self confessed noob I am afraid!)

Thanks in advance!
Old 10-25-2004, 08:42 AM   #2
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never tried the new sarge installer, but I seem to recall the old install script at one point gave you a place where you could modprobe any required modules, perhaps you could use this? As I recall the 8139 chipset needs the 8139 or 8139too module


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