Re: (progress) Network card not detected or listed in installation
It doesn't quite look right to me, but then I've never been able to
figure out the syntax for sources.list. I just copy them from
pre-existing machines. Here's the Stable lines from my
On Tue, 2003-07-29 at 03:32, Michael Waters wrote:
Netgear Fa311 10/100 NIC (PCI)
Thanks! As soon as I loaded the module closest to what you recommended
"natsemi-scyld" the installation said it was successful and the
Automatic Network Configuration menu came up asking me if I wanted to
use DHCP or BOOTP to automatically configure the interface. I chose yes,
but the configuration failed for some reason, so I had to configure the
Now, after the manual configuration was complete, I attempted to install
the base system again. According to the instructions at ...
I should place the following URL in the Download URL space ...
However, when I do this I get the message "Release Check Failed: The
server was unavailable or contained no Release file."
1. Is this the correct ftp location, and if not, what is?
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ stable main non-free contrib
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US stable/non-US main contrib
deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main contrib non-free
2. Since the DHCP didn't take and I am not sure if my manual
configuration worked, how can I check to see if I am actually able to
get out on this machine?
Quickest, easiest test is probably just a simple "ping" command.
Something like "ping www.wired.com" or "ping someserver.somewhere.org".
You'll want to be ready to hit Ctrl-C after you get a couple of "64
bytes from ...." type responses, or it'll just keep going continuously.
If you get something like "unknown host" or it just hangs for a long
while, you've got problems (or the remote site is not responding
properly, probably for "security reasons", in which case you'll want to
try a different address). You can also ping by address. If you get a
proper response by address ("ping xxx.yyy.zzz.aaa"), but not by name,
your problem is probably in "/etc/resolv.conf".
Kent West (firstname.lastname@example.org)