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

Hi Frans,

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].

0001:03:0f.0 Ethernet controller: Apple Computer Inc. Shasta (Sun GEM) [106b:0051]

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.

OK, I guess that's right, if you know what you're doing, but with the little Linux I know I'm basically stuck.

Now I probably should have mentioned that BEFORE the Ethernet detection attempt, I got another message to say that some kernel modules could not be found, and should I proceed without them, and the installation might fail if I proceeded. I assumed this was because I was attempting a netinstall, but for all I know that assumption might have been wrong.

Cheers,  Mike.

          Mike Hore        mike_hore@aapt.net.au

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