Problem with NICs on Amd64 installer
I am new to Amd64, but have been using Debian for a long time.
I was asked to install Debian on a couple of 1U servers running AMD-64
CPUs. They have NICs that require the TG3 driver.
I got hold of the sid D-I business card ISO, and booted it up. It booted
just find and correctly identified the need to load the TG3 driver. But
it then failed to load it, and if I change to the second console and try to
use modprobe explicitly it says that the TG3 driver is not found.
Now I know there was a problem with the TG3 driver in that it required
binary firmware, but I understand that there is now a version which
does not need the firmware but does not enable all the facilities.
Having failed with that driver I then tried to plug in a USB ethernet
adapter which would have needed the pegasus driver. But that is
not auto-detected and again not loadable.
There is a PCI slot spare, but it does not seem designed for
ethernet cards in that I don't think I can get connected to it.