Re: Woody bf2.4 laptop network setup broken?
I've been attempting to do a static IP Woody install on a ThinkPad 600x with
a Netgear FA511 cardbus interface. The official CDs never worked for a
network install (the pcmcia-scheme error message), but I never really
investigated very far (as I've have little experience with pcmcia or kernel
modules), and just ending up installing everything from the CD.
I just tried the boot-floppies located in
but saw the pcmcia-scheme error message in tty3 after loading pcmcia, but
before loading the network driver. So I made the file
/var/lib/misc/pcmcia-scheme manually to contain the text "default" and then
loaded the network driver (tulip/tulip_cb).
At this point I thought things had succeeded because the next dialog box
didn't tell me that "the network was configured, but not active" as I had
seen in previous install attempts. But when dbootstrap attempted to get the
first source file from debian.org, it timed out.
'ifconfig' showed eth0 had the proper ip address. 'route' showed the correct
gateway. But I couldn't even ping the gateway or nameservers.
So at this point I'm wondering if this is a boot-floppy problem or a driver
problem... I'm back to Win98 for network access on this computer.
But one other strange symptom: After booting back into Win98, I can't use my
DSL connection. I have to turn the DSL box off/on and then the connection
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