Re: Adding a driver at installation
Andre Henke <email@example.com> writes:
> I'm trying to make a new installation of Debian Linux. However,
> although you're hardware HOWTO mentions compatability with the 3com
> 3c90x Boomerang PCI network adaptor, there is no option for this device
> in the installation routine. The closest adaptor is the 3Com Vortex but
> this selection hangs the install process. I looked at the nasa sight
> and saw that an uncompiled driver written in C exists for the Boomerand
> but I have no idea how to compile it and add it to the installation. (I
> am installing from the cdrom that came with the November issue of Boot
> Magazine.) Should I create the kernal skipping the network card and try
> to add it later. I hope to use this machine to run BIND and the Squid
> cache server so the network connection is pretty important. Please send
> whatever advice you can. Thanks in advance.
I think that you should probably do just like you said; i.e., install
the network card after the rest of the distribution. You can just put
the driver source on a floppy disk to bring it over to the machine in
order to be compiled. I did this with a machine of my own that has an
SMC EtherPower II (also at nasa) with no problems.
Ben Pfaff <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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