Re: newbie: net install via wireless PC card?
Okay, I got the base system installed with a pile of floppies.
I floppied over the installer for the ATMEL driver and configuration apps.
Now the problem is "make" which is required for the ATMEL installer, does
not seem to be included in the base system. So I got the .deb package for
"make" but I get lots of errors with make, including a complaint that "gcc"
is not available. Loking at the deb packages for gcc it looks like there
are lots of dependent packages I would need as well. There must be a better
way to go about getting my wireless card to work. Any ideas? Is there some
way to manually install the drivers?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Webster Kelsey" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 4:36 PM
Subject: newbie: net install via wireless PC card?
> I am trying to install Debian (woody) on an old Thinkpad 560. I have
> created the rescue, boot and drivers1-4 floppies.
> My only means of loading stuff on to the laptop are the floppy drive and
> wireless card. I would like to do a network install. The problem is I
> can't get the system to recognize the card or install the drivers.
> The wireless card is an ATMEL/RFMD chipset PCMCIA card. How do I make the
> drivers avialable so I can do a newtork install of Debian 3.0? Can I get
> the drivers to show up in the 'Configure Device Driver Modules' -> 'net'
> here are some more specs on the card:
> This is my first Linux installation, so the simpler the solution the
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