Bug#303680: Debian Installer installation report
> 0000:02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c978 [HomePNA] (rev 52)
> 0000:02:09.0 Ethernet controller: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21140 [FasterNet] (rev 20)
> 0000:02:08.0 0200: 1022:2001 (rev 52)
> 0000:02:09.0 0200: 1011:0009 (rev 20)
> I had some problems because my other network card (the connected to
> the net) needed options and the other one was detected but no module
> got loaded (it uses de4x5). I finally managed by installing in expert
> mode. I had to compile acustom kernel (which i probably would have
> done anyway) to get the de4x5 card to work.
The "no module loaded" card is the DEC one, right ?
Could you please try again the initial steps of D-I (up to
partitioning, so this is safe), switch to VT-2 and then look in
/var/log/syslog for any sign of module loading/failure for this card.
According to entries in discover1-data, the de4x5 module should indeed
be loaded for that hardware.
Maybe trying with one of the daily builds could be worth it too.