Bug#255369: installation-reports: TC1 cannot insmod network modules - installation cycles
Version: Test Candidate 1
On starting the installer on an old AMD-K6, the installer failed to
detect the ISA network card, which I know to work with the "ne" module.
On selecting "ne" to be used when prompted to choose a network module,
the screen blanked grey, paused, then d-i appeared to restart. The
same occured when I tried a variety of other network modules.
Switching to tty2, I found that insmodding ne showed a series of ugly
errors regarding "unresolved symbols". I do not have the exact text,
though I can fetch it if required by rerunning the installation.
While insmod failed, using `modprobe ne io=0x300` was successful and the
next time d-i cycled I was not prompted to select a network card module.
When installation finished, I was still unable to use insmod network
modules, with the same error. However, once the machine had been
rebooted, insmod worked along with modprobe.
My CPU is a 200mhz AMD K6.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i586)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.26-1-386
Locale: LANG=en_GB, LC_CTYPE=en_GB