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
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.