Re: Issues with ethernet in testing/lenny
On Sat, Aug 04, 2007 at 09:35:50AM -0400, Wayne Topa wrote:
> percy tiglao(firstname.lastname@example.org) is reported to have said:
> > Hello, I've recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 530 and wanted to get
> > Debian onto it. I've installed Lenny mostly without any issues, but it
> > did not autodetect my ethernet card. It is a 82562V-2 integrated card,
> > at least according to the Windows Vista devise manager.
> > Anyway, I do have a very basic system up and running. No internet
> > support or anything, so I can really only do stuff from the Windows
> > side of my system right now. I'm not sure how I can get logs of what I
> > do to my email from Debian so I'm sorry about the lack of the logs.
> > I'll do my best to describe the error messages however.
If you have a device, such as a USB stick that can be read and written
by Linux and at least read by Windows, you can transfer the logs via
this; sort of a sneaker-net that doesn't go anywhere.
> > As I stated earlier, the installer did not detect the network card. I
> > tried loading the "e1000" module inside the installation program which
> > according to intel should be the module I need:
> > http://downloadmirror.intel.com/9180/ENG/README.txt
> > The installer wouldn't acccept it, it would just loop back to the
> > "select module" screen. I tried to "modprobe e1000" manually during
> > the installation, but that didn't work either. No error messages come
> > up.
After you do this, look in /var/log/syslog and see if any eth lines
appear. It may not be numbered eth0.
> > After that, the rest of the system installed without any hassle, but
> > obviously I cannot connect to the internet right now without any
> > network card, so I don't have anything installed aside from whatever
> > is on the base netinstall on Lenny.
You could use the apt-zip package only use a CD or USB stick instead of
a Zip (unless, of course, you have a zip disk drive). You can download
individual packages with your windows box, put them on the stick, then
install them on the debian box with dpkg.