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Bug#512546: Ethernet card not found

On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 09:37:46AM -0400, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 11:24:46AM +1000, Vincent McIntyre wrote:
> > this problem is also occurring on Dell Optiplex 780 machines,
> > the PCI ID of the network card is 8086:10de.
> >
> > I tried installing using this netboot image:
> >  http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/main/installer-i386/current/images/netboot/debian-installer/i386/
> > which has the date stamp '20090123lenny7' in boot-screens/f1.txt.
> >
> > It would be helpful to know whether the kernel team intends to
> > address this issue, I understand that you are always quite busy.
> I highly doubt it.  If squeeze is in fact coming out this year (so next
> 4 months), then it seems pointless to try and do a lenny'n'half release
> with a newer kernel at this point.  But I am just a user, what do I
> know. :)
There won't be a lenny'n'half, but we do backport driver updates to
2.6.26 as needed.  We've already done this for the 82574.

> > It may be helpful to retitle this bug:
> >   igb: missing support for more Intel 82576 variants
> Lenny's kernel is simply too old to support those new intel variants.
> I have resorted to installing squeeze on newer machines with new intel
> network chips (all the new Lenovo desktops we get at work require that).
> The other option is to grab the 2.6.32 kernel from lenny backports.
> That makes it work.  Of course you have to install without networking
> first, or use a temporary add in network card that is supported in the
> mean time.

I believe you can also use the 'testing' installer to net-install


Ben Hutchings
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