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Bug#77425: boot-floppies: tulip driver in 2.2r0 boot floppies not working

Package: boot-floppies
Version: N/A
Severity: normal

I recently installed a new Debian 2.2r0 system using the rescue/root/drivers
combo available on the CD Image. I found I could not get my brand new
tulip.o based Netgear FA 310TX Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter to work with the
2.2.17pre6 packaged and auto-installed with the boot-floppy.

The solution was to get the real 2.2.17 kernel source, but I couldn't get
that without 'net access! A dilemma indeed! I ended up pulling out an old
SMC Ultra (smc-ultra.o) card and using it to download the latest source and
using make-kpkg to generate a proper kernel.

This could cause definate problems for people who don't have an alternative
net card. I would suggest upgrading the boot-floppies source kernel to the
full 2.2.17.


-- System Information
Debian Release: 2.2
Kernel Version: Linux tara 2.4.0-test10 #2 Thu Nov 16 16:11:23 PST 2000 i486 unknown

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