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Bug#497478: Lenny Installer on Intel D945GCLF based system does a Kernel Oops

Jérémy Bobbio wrote:
On Mon, Sep 01, 2008 at 07:31:28PM -0400, Eric A. Cottrell wrote:
I am testing the Lenny weekly build 2008-09-01 and the installer fails to detect the on-board Realtek network adapter. Manual selection of the r8169 driver does not work. If I skip the network portion and manually configure the network after installation the network card
is detected and works.

Could you try a daily built image?  In order to test support for you
network card, a netboot mini.iso [1] should do it.

[1] http://people.debian.org/~joeyh/d-i/images/daily/netboot/mini.iso

Please note that due to #497619, ext3 filesystems can't be used to
perform an installation right now.


I burnt the iso in the link you provided today and it works. It detected the network, configured the network, and downloaded the packages off the network. I did not do a complete install.

I found information that the r8169 driver in recent kernels (2.6.24, 2.6.25) does not work with the Realtek eithernet chip used on this motherboard. The r8169 driver bugs were fixed in the 2.6.26 version of the kernel.

73 Eric

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