Re: Installing Debian Sarge with a ZyXel USB Modem (Prestige 630)
On Sat, Mar 26, 2005 at 11:10:12PM +0100, Bruhin wrote:
> Justin Pryzby wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 22, 2005 at 09:39:44PM +0100, Bruhin wrote:
> >> Justin Pryzby wrote:
> >> > On Tue, Mar 22, 2005 at 12:14:59AM +0100, Bruhin wrote:
> >> >> Is it possible to install Debian sarge with a ZyXel USB Modem
> >> >> (Prestige 630) over netinstall?
> >> >>
> >> >> Or how would you install Debian sarge if you only have this
> >> >> ADSL-Modem attached to the net?
> >> > Broadband connection? Go with a 100MB Sarge net install CD.
> >> > You will have to make sure that it recognizes the card, first
> >> > (before partitioning). It might be wise to figure out the name
> >> > of the kernel module that provides support before attempting to
> >> > install, if possible; say, if you already have another distro
> >> > installed.
> >> Broadband connection? --->yes (ADSL)
> >> Yes i have the 100MB Sarge net install CD.
> >> There is no other distro installed yet.
> >> You will have to make sure that it recognizes the card, first ---->
> >> I have no card installed. It is a USB modem.
> >> Which kernel module should i take for this modem?
> > Its not wireless, is it? The only reference I can find to Zyxel
> > (in the kernel) is for a wireless card. I would just boot it up,
> > and immediately try to get an IP address (skipping a few
> > installation steps, possible working in expert mode). I donno how
> > good the hardware autodetection is on recent CDs. If you don't
> > get an IP immediately, try reading dmesg (after pressing alt+f2)
> > to see if it says anything about the "card" (device, whatever).
> No it's not wireless.I can't get an IP address. Dmesg sees no USB
> modem (card or device). I see only the USB printer or the USB
You might try going back to VT#2 and cd /lib/modules (or
/target/lib/modules, or whatever it happens to be) and modprobe or
insmod everything that looks relevent. I didn't have any luck
googling your device WRT linux support.
Did I already suggest booting with a different kernel? I think you
can boot with at least 2.4 and 2.6; they may have different hardware
support. And, if you are guaranteed to be able to get network working
later (with a different kernel, or a kernel patch, or userspace driver
or anything else), you could just do a non-net install and then copy
the necessary files by CD to bring up the network.
> >> > Justin