Bug#574888: installer: Squeeze alpha1 can't find Broadcom Netlink Gigabit Ethernet card
-- Package-specific info:
Boot method: CD
Image version: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/squeeze_di_alpha1/amd64/iso-cd/debian-testing-amd64-netinst.iso
Date: 21 March 2010 17:00
Machine: Dell Vostro 430
Partitions: Didn't get that far in the installation
Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
Initial boot: [O]
Detect network card: [E]
Configure network: [ ]
Detect CD: [ ]
Load installer modules: [ ]
Detect hard drives: [ ]
Partition hard drives: [ ]
Install base system: [ ]
Clock/timezone setup: [ ]
User/password setup: [ ]
Install tasks: [ ]
Install boot loader: [ ]
Overall install: [ ]
The key issue seems to be the message in dmesg:
tg3: Problem fetching invariants of chip, aborting.
I haven't yet tried the Knoppix live cd/dvd to see whether that is
successful with this hardware - will let you know when I have done
Many thanks in advance,
Please make sure that the hardware-summary log file, and any other
installation logs that you think would be useful are attached to this
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[Don't know it - whatever was on the Squeeze Alpha1 CD]
Attached as gzipped file.