NIC not detected during 3.1r4 linux26 install
I am trying my first Debian install on a new desktop using the
31r4-i386-netinst CD. I start with options "linux26 acpi=off". When it gets
to detecting hardware, it says "No Ethernet card was detected". If I
manually select driver "e100: Intel PRO/100 Ethernet", the error repeats.
Booting with no options (i.e. 2.4 kernel), the same problem occurs but I am
offered the chance to pass e100 parameters. But I want the 2.6 kernel.
The NIC is on the Intel D946GZIS motherboard; the manual calls it an Intel
The NIC works when I boot from the XP partition. The XP device manager
reports it as:
Intel PRO/100 VE at PCI bus 4, device 8, function 0
Memory Range 90000000-90000FFF, I/O Range 1000-103F, IRQ 20
driver 188.8.131.52 (e100b325)
I also have a working Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy) partition that sees the NIC. lsmod
shows driver e100 loaded. /proc/interrupts shows:
50: 63 IO-APIC-level eth0
(I gave up on Edgy for other reasons and am now trying to install Debian over
Debian bug 334754 seems to describe a similar situation and says it was fixed
in a newer discover1-data. I don't know if that would fix it or how I would
invoke the new discover1-data from the netinst CD.
I would welcome suggestions on how to have the netinst install recognize the