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Old 05-06-2004, 08:29 PM   #1
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new debian installer

i recent;y installed debian sarge with the new installer. well, while installing, it hit the net, and got the packages to install. at the end it asked if i wanted pmcia, since it's not on a laptop, i chose no. after the install, i no longer had access to the net. after looking around a bit, i seen that this happened to some others (not choosing pcmia = no net). Everyone who had this problem reinstalled and added pcmia support. I really don't want to reinstall, thats the easy way out. anyone have any ideas how i can fix this?
Old 05-07-2004, 03:45 AM   #2
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Please keep in mind that the new Sarge installer is a beta, and as such you should investigate and report problems.

Open up the network interface configuration file - /etc/network/interfaces. In that file you should have a section for eth0, the first Ethernet interface. It will also have a section for the loopback "lo" device (this must be present for the system to work so don't remove it).

Here is my interfaces file for reference. This file should work for most setups:
# /etc/network/interfaces -- configuration file for ifup(8), ifdown(8)

# The loopback interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The first network card - this entry was created during the Debian installation
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
Make sure the driver module for your network card is loaded and then restart networking. If the driver is not loaded, use modprobe to load it and make sure the driver is mentioned in /etc/modules so it will be automatically loaded on boot.

Restart networking: /etc/init.d/networking restart
If all is set up correctly you will see the DHCP client asking for an address lease and get one (this may take a while depending on your network).



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