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Bug#256067: Installation failure

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Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: <06/24/2004  Sid Installation 386 / Current	>
uname -a: <Never got the system up>
Date: <6/24/2004  15:00>
Method: <CD Install (NetInst)>

Machine: <Dell Dimension>
Processor: Pentium III	
Memory: 256 Mb
Root Device: <Never got to point of setup>
Root Size/partition table: <Didn't reach point of partitioning>
Output of lspci:

Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [E]
Config network:         [E]
Detect CD:              [ ]
Load installer modules: [ ]
Detect hard drives:     [ ]
Partition hard drives:  [ ]
Create file systems:    [ ]
Mount partitions:       [ ]
Install base system:    [ ]
Install boot loader:    [ ]
Reboot:                 [ ]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it


System has a 3Com 3C905C-tx card, which is well supported in Linux.

Initial boot from CD worked fine. When it reached the point of detecting 
network hardware, I received the error "Error running 'modprobe -v aic7xxx'. 
I continued from this point.

When it reached the configuration of the network, it got an error on DHCP 
configuration. No problem, I wanted to configure it manually anyway. I 
entered the ip address, etc. I then received the message:

"An error occurred and the network configuration process has  been aborted. 
You may retry it from the installation main menu." I tried to continue. When 
it reached the point of detecting hardware, it again received the message 
"Error while running 'modprobe aic7xxx'".

At this point, it was obvious that the installer could not set up this 
machine, and I aborted to process. Other distributions (specifically SuSE and 
Fedora) have had no problems with this machine, so it is obviously something 
Debian related. I *DID* try getting the Sarge installer (Current); it had the 
same problems.
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