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Bug#241179: successful install, no network in 2nd stage (pcmcia)

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On Sunday 01 August 2004 19:22, Akkana Peck wrote:
> Frederik Dannemare writes:
> > first and foremost: thank you for your bug report.
> > <http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=241179>
> >
> > I'm currently processing old installation reports, and since you
> > reported some problems back in March, I would very much
> > appreciate it, if you could find time to download and test the
> > latest[1] cd image and confirm whether you still see the problems
> > you've mentioned.
> I just tried it, with the daily build from yesterday, from
> http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimage-testing/daily/
> The bug is still there.  Early in the installation, it asks
> me what driver to use for networking, I tell it, it tries to
> load the module and fails (because the network card isn't plugged
> in, because the pcmcia slot is being used by the cdrom drive)
> and it never gives me another chance.  When I reboot, it says
> "It appears you don't have networking, do you want to use PPP?"
> (which seems a bit strange, since no real modem is plugged in and
> I'm sure debian doesn't include the non-free driver for my
> winmodem).  I did have the ethernet card plugged in when I
> booted into the new installation.
> Hotplugging the card doesn't work either.
> I'd be happy to test further, or come on #debian-installer to
> discuss it if anyone is interested in looking into this bug.
> 	...Akkana

Try a reinstall with the PCMCIA CD device. Then when it says 
"Installation complete", 'go back' to drop back to the main menu. Now 
change PCMCIA device from CD to NIC and choose to detect network 
hardware. Your PCMCIA NIC should now be detected and you can continue 
with network configuration.

If the PCMCIA device shift does not allow for PCMCIA NIC detection (for 
whatever reason), choose instead to finish the installer (but keep the 
CD in drive to load 1st stage again (boot installer in 'expert' mode)). 
Now go directly to the 'detect network hw' step. When done with 
networking: finish, eject cdrom, reboot.

I know it's a bit akward, but you have a special case wrt. your PCMCIA 
hardware setup. I think it'll work. Let us know. Thanks,
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