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Re: installation problem NIC

On Sat, Dec 06, 2014 at 03:33:06PM +0000, Schler  Thomas (ID SD) wrote:
> I'm reporting an installation problem dealing with identifying/configuring a network interface card.
> Hardware:
> laptop Lenovo W540 (Windows7 pre-installed)
> graphics: NVIDIA Quadro K2100M
> NIC: Intel (R) Ethernet Connection I217-LM
> Debian source:
> DVD coming with a published book; author: Heike Jurzik
> Debian GNU/Linux 7.1.0 Wheezy for "i386" and "amd64"
> Installation method chosen:
> guided 64bit graphical installation (no expert mode);
> KDE as alternative GUI chosen
> Actual state:
> Debian system boots. Login to GUI succeeds. No network connection possible. (Also interesting to mention that GNOME was installed, but not KDE, although I explicitly chose the way to install KDE as alternative desktop.)
> When performing the installation process using the DVD, the installer came to the point to detect network hardware. At this point, the installer said no network card detected. The installer didn't accept any driver listed by the installer. The only way to proceed the installation process was to choose "no ethernet".
> I'm not sure, but I guess the installer doesn't know the driver to use to run the NIC.
> How do I solve the problem?
> Do I need a special NIC driver?
> If yes from where to I get it and how do I install it?

The i217 network chip is too new to work with the kernel in wheezy.

The wheezy-backports kernel would work with it which you could install
after you do the install (if you are not doing a net-install of course).

Jessie should of course work fine with it.

Len Sorensen

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