Re: Netinst ISO: NIC driver module and other problems
> The official "testing" netinst of 2003-05-09 (tried both "netinst" and
> "businesscard") failed to load the ethernet card driver for me. Upon
> choosing "1. 3c59x", the installer said "modprobe: Can't locate module
> 3c59x". The same error occured with any other module I chose, even when
> I chose "13. other" and typed in the module path manually.
> Despite my being a Linux newbee, I decided to open a shell and try
> solving the problem myself. After some looking around and some googling,
> I realized that none of the NIC drivers is mentioned in
> "/lib/modules/2.4.20-1-386/module.dep". So I simply added
> "/lib/modules/2.4.20-1-386/kernel/drivers/net/3x59x.o:" to this file,
> came back to the installer prompt and chose "1. 3c59x" again. Magically,
> the driver is loaded now!
Hm. I am the maintainer of the module loading for ethernet cards. I
have no idea why 'depmod -a' do not include the correct information in
module.dep. Anyone got an idea?
> Ultimately, "19. Install the kernel" failed, "Couldn't find package
> kernel-image-2.4.20-1-386". That's not suprising, since in
> "/cdrom/pool/main/k/" I could only find "kernel-iamge-2.4.19-i386" and
> "kernel-image-2.4.20-1-i386-udeb", both not the one required...
I'm also working on this one. The plan is to present a list of
available kernels, and let the user select which one to install.