debian-installer w/ tulip
I have a LX164 sytem which used to work just fine until I managed to
completely destroy X on it. I've spent way too much time trying to fix
that issue and despite guidance from others I still can't get it to
work. So I thought I'd back up the important stuff and build from
I tried debian-installer beta 4 and it failed at the point of trying to
set up DHCP - it kept spitting out "System Error" messages every 15-20
seconds for ~ 30 minutes. It wouldn't respond to any keystrokes so I
just hit the old reset button. I then read the errata page and it looks
like beta 4 doesn't support Tulip based ethernet cards. So I tossed
that CD-R and decided to try a daily build.
No dice, still the same "System Error" messages during DHCP setup.
Am I wasting my time with debian-installer for the moment? Are there
work-arounds? Should I just wait a while and waste time trying to
figure out my X setup problems.
Thanks for any guidance,