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Bug#66003: Boot Floppy Problems using PCMCIA Network Card

Steven Elling <selling@kc.rr.com> writes:

> Following Section 7 (Using dbootstrap for Initial System Configuration) of the "Installing
> Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 For Intel x86" document, I tried to install Debian on a Toshiba Tecra
> 8000 with a PCMCIA 3Com 3c589D-TP NIC over NFS.  It looked good until I got to 7.14
> ``Install the Base System''.  The laptop would fail to contact the NFS server and the link
> light on the network switch was not lit.
> At the console, running 'ifconfig eth0 up' produces:
> eth0: unknown interface
> Running 'ifconfig -a' only shows:
> lo        Link encap:Local Loopback

Sorry for the delay in response.

Did you configure the network?  Did that step succeed? 

If so, you need to try again, use the 'debug' argument.  Attach the
resulting /var/log/messages here.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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