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Re: [Netboot] Ethernet Driver on 1.8GHz G5?

    "Francois" == Francois  <f.taiani@computer.org> writes:

    Francois> I'm now blocked with the Ethernet driver: debian
    Francois> installer can not detect automatically which ethernet
    Francois> card my G5 is using, so it asks me to pick a
    Francois> driver. I've tried sungem, sungen_phy and bmac, with no
    Francois> success. Debian installer brings me invariably back to
    Francois> the driver menu.

    Francois> Does someone know which driver I should use? Within Mac
    Francois> OS X, I only know that I'm using the "built-in" ethernet
    Francois> card, with no extra info.

I don't have exactly the same machine as yours, but here is what I
have when booting from the Debian 2.6.8 kernel (*not* the d-i kernel)
on a dual G5 (PowerMac7,3)

~$ dmesg | grep eth0
divert: allocating divert_blk for eth0
eth0: Sun GEM (PCI) 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet 00:0d:93:6d:26:f8
eth0: Found BCM5421-K2 PHY
eth0: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full-duplex.
eth0: Pause is enabled (rxfifo: 10240 off: 7168 on: 5632)
eth0: no IPv6 routers present
:~$ lsmod | grep gem
sungem                 43140  0
crc32                   9216  1 sungem
sungem_phy             14592  1 sungem
~$ lspci | grep -i ether
0001:04:0f.0 Ethernet controller: Apple Computer Inc. K2 GMAC (Sun GEM)

You might want to go to the virtual terminal (Ctrl+Option+F2) and try
these commands to see what your kernel reports before and after you try
inserting the sungem driver (I don't recall if lspci is on the installer
disk though)


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