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Re: Trials w/ Debian install

Cameron Matheson <cmatheson3@yahoo.com> writes:

> I'm a little embarrassed.  I've installed debian around 50 times, but
> somehow I can't do it on this computer.  I've started the installer (off
> of floppies), and I've gotten to the point where I should be able to
> install the base system over the network.  I have an 3COM Etherlink III,
> and the 3c509 module was installed w/ no errors, but it wouldn't install
> over the network.  I went into a shell and tried to ping my gateway, but
> I couldn't.  I can't ping anything on the network (except myself).  Not
> sure exactly what's wrong (seeing as the module installed fine), any
> thoughts would be appreciated.

I had the same problem.  I think that card (or at least, some versions
of it) simply don't work under the kernel that ships with Debian.  I
swapped mine for another card, did the install, recompiled a newer
kernel, and then swapped back.  The 3c509 worked fine with a newer


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