Re: Retry.. no more crybaby bs
> OK, list posters, you've advised me to coninue my efforts and step
> back to potato. (See thread suject `Enough time wasted.. moving on')
You all will be sick of me soon..
Just a little note of apology to the list and for being a crybaby.
(Its not my fault ... its genetic .. :-) )
Also a little underhanded way to see if I got the mail sort of close
to right. There is one little glitch .. already posted. but I think
the fact that I know nothing about exim and was able to get mail
working just with `base-config' speaks volumes.
> A coulpe of posters have suggested a network install. Thing is I have
> $40 dollars worth of cds setting here. Surely I can at least use them
> to get the base install going and maybe get my nic setup. Then do the
> rest via network?
Now this item is kind of funny really. I accidently started this
going after making a forth try at installing, and after the base
install I opted to add ftp to the media possibilities. Scads of files
are being brought down the pipe as I write.
> In the last three attempts my nic is not recognized and any attempt to
> install one of the 3com drivers is rejected. I didn't capture any
> error info but will this time if it comes up. My card is:
> 3Com 3C905B-TX (PCI)
A kind poster named Sebastiaan, sent me a note that said to use the
3c59x driver. The install bought it and I am network enabled now.
This is something that needs to be patched though.
1) The install screen where you pick out drivers and other modules
is unecessarily cumbersom. Is there really a reason why one must
scroll back thru the whole thing with each choice.
I see no chance to mark or otherwise do things better than one by
one with a complete rescroll at each stop.
2) The driver listed for the 3Com 3c905b is not the right one and
in my case the OS rejects it. The right one is a couple lines
further along. One would never know it unless told in advance as I