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Bug#413788: Daily Etch build fails to install on iMac G5 - Ethernet not detected

On Wednesday 07 March 2007 03:47, Mike Hore wrote:
> Comments/Problems:  The Ethernet connection is not detected.  This
> machine has an 10/100BASE-T Ethernet port.  I suspect the correct
> driver hasn't been included in the netinstall image.

After network detection failed, please switch to VT2 (on a PC this is 
alt-F2; I guess option-F2 or something similar on Macs) and enter the 
following command:
   lspci -nn | grep Ethernet
We need the PCI Id of that device, which looks like [xxxx:xxxx].

> Since this is a netinstall and the network can't be initialized, I
> couldn't proceed beyond this point.

This is not true. Netinst CDs contain the full base system, so you can 
complete an installation without a network card. You would end up with a 
fairly minimal, but completely functioning system.


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