Re: network installation - wlan/plip
On Sat, 12 Jun 2004 13:46:54 +0200, Karsten Römke <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm starting with debian, better starting again :-) I have an old
> laptop omnibook 5700 with 166MHz/32MB/2.1GB. I want install debian3.0.
> Laptop has no cdrom. I have a wireless lan card belkin F5D6020g
> and as alternative a cable for the parallel port.
> 1.) wlan does not work, belkin card is just flashing, and the installer
> says that the network isn't configured (I tried to configure with
> static IP and set the essind and frequency in /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opt
> 2.) plip does not work, if I try to modprobe the module it says device
> is busy
> - I tried it from the slink (debian2.1) rescue disc -> it works!?
Which Debian version did you try? 3.0 (woody) or 2.1 (slink)?
I suggest you use 3.0.
Now about installation method. Since you don't have CDROM,
you can try netinstall method usinv wireless. But you have to tweak PCMCIA
configuration files like discussed in:
Hope that helps,