Re: Problems installing on AMD Athlon 64 system
On 12/19/05, Aaron Stromas <email@example.com> wrote:
> My saga isn't finished. The installer fails to configure the network.
> On the plus side, after the reboot my USB edsktop is recognised. The
> problem is I can't finish configuration since apt can't talk to
> repositories. I could burn a bunch of CDs but it takes time to
> download the images. Incidentally, i can't get bittorrent images at
> all. last week i successfully got first image but since then nothing.
> Back to my lack of networking. The box has A8N-SLI nvidia nForce PCI
> Express motherboard with "nForce4 built-in Gbit MAC with external
> Marvell PHY - NV ActiveArmor, NV Firewall, AI NET2" which Ubuntu
> recognised w/o problems. Is there some parameter I can give to the
> insteller to help configuring the network? TIA,
I would imagine that it should work, but maybe you have to recompile
the kernel. It seems that nVidia provides a binary only driver for the
NIC, although there is an "unofficial" source code driver too:
If you have a spare network card hanging around (I usually do), I
would just plug that one in. Then you can get the system up and
running and decide whether it is worth to fiddle with the nVidia
driver or not.
The same goes for the keyboard issue: just plug in a PS/2 version for
the installation. Once the system is all installed, the USB keyboard
should most likely work. Diagnosing these problems during the
installation is always a bit of a pain, especially with the modular
If you have the Ubuntu live CD, that one would be much more suitable
for figuring out these kind of problems. There is also a 64bit version
of Knoppix, which seems to be pretty ok (and closer to Debian).