Bug#655124: possible [patch] netinst for wheezy missing r8169 driver on lemote fuloong
tag 655124 patch
Hello debian-installer team,
Please have a look at this possible patch
that came along on the debian-mips mailinglist
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Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2012 16:59:44 +0200
From: Arnaud Patard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Michael Stevens <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: What is the status of Debian on Lemote Fuloong?
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Michael Stevens <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Mon, Jul 09, 2012 at 02:30:07PM +0000, Code Blue wrote:
>> On Sun, Jul 08, 2012 at 10:55:25AM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:
>> > * Code Blue (email@example.com) [120708 10:32]:
>> > > Can anybody point me to a source that describes exactly how to get this
>> > > running? I have no idea how to install Debian on the Fuloong since I haven't
>> > > found a bootable USB installer.
>> > see http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/installmanual and
>> > http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/mipsel/index.html.en for generic
>> > information.
>> > I usually use the images from
>> > http://d-i.debian.org/daily-images/mipsel/daily/loongson-2f/netboot/
>> > and do netboot (please be aware that you either need to go back to the
>> > menu early to set question level to low, or you end up installing
>> > testing). If you have questions on that, please don't hesitate to ask
>> > here.
>> Thank you, this helps a lot. It boots but it can't find the kernel
>> module for the network adapter. I am surprised because if this is for
>> loongson there is only one choice here, and it is not on the list.
> I'm guessing it's this debian-installer bug I reported some time ago?
if you need the r8169 during installation, I guess that a patch like in
the kernel like the following one may help (not tested at all).
--- debian/installer/mipsel/modules/mipsel-loongson-2f/nic-modules (revision 19204)
+++ debian/installer/mipsel/modules/mipsel-loongson-2f/nic-modules (working copy)
@@ -1 +1,2 @@
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$ lsmod | grep ^r
r8169 41527 0
rtc_cmos 8329 0
$ uname -a
Linux fulong 2.6.35-trunk-loongson-2f #1 Tue Aug 17 21:45:32 UTC 2010 mips64 GNU/Linux
$ cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.6.35-trunk-loongson-2f (Debian 2.6.35-1~experimental.2) (email@example.com) (gcc version 4.4.5 20100728 (prerelease) (Debian 4.4.4-8) ) #1 Tue Aug 17 21:45:32 UTC 2010
> And is there a policy on top-posting vs. bottom-posting?