Re: Installing Debian
Tuesday, March 19, 2002, 10:23:52 PM, Matthew Dalton wrote:
> You could try an internet install, but I doubt you'll be able to get
> your system connected to Telstra Cable without a working system first,
> so it's kind of a chicken-egg problem.
I just wanted to point out.. I'm on Telus ADSL and I have to use DHCP as
well. In order to do a Network Install, you have to install the Drivers
from Floppy first during the initial install, then the Debian Install
will run the drivers for your ethernet card, and you can connect that
way. It will also run DHCP to get an IP Address. If this is done using
the same Ethernet Card that was already connected to the Internet, then
there shouldn't be a problem.
For me, I was using a different Ethernet Card, different MAC address,
and as such, I wasn't able to obtain an IP Address. So what I did to
overcome this, at least long enough to install Debian, was I checked the
current IP Address on my Windows machine, then "borrowed" that IP
address and gave it to the Linux machine. It's technically "IP
Stealing", but since it was my IP to begin with, I figured it'd be okay.
I was able to complete the install, then register my new NIC's MAC
address with my ISP. I can have two IP addresses with them at no extra
cost, thus 2 MAC addresses registered.
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