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Bug#405364: installation-report: does not detect tg3 NIC on Dell Optiplex 745



On Monday 22 January 2007 21:18, Scott Barker wrote:
> The original bug report was filed from an Optiplex GX270, since I
> couldn't get etch installed on the Optiplex 745. Rebuilding
> debian-installer based on the linux-image-2.6.18-3-686 kernel image, I
> was able to install etch.

That is odd as the daily builds of the installer already use that kernel 
and you said those failed...

Could you double check that please? You only need to run the installation 
as far as network configuration, so you don't need to overwrite your 
existing install: just abandon the installation before partitioning.

Please check output of dmesg if the installer still fails to recognize 
your nic.

> 03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation
> NetXtreme BCM5754 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express [14e4:167a] (rev 02)

This device should get automatically detected as needed tg3 if you use 
daily images.

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