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Re: Connecting to Network..

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On Wed, Jun 19, 2002 at 10:18:02AM -0400, Matthew Tedder wrote:

> There was a point at which it asked me if I wanted to setup a point-to-point 
> connection, but I just want to connect to the network and the gateway server 
> for Internet.  So I said "No" and no other options arose for connecting to 
> the Internet.

Sounds like you just kinda blew past the point you install kernel
modules without telling it what kind of network card you have.  Without
loading the module, and saying no to PPP (dialup) connections, gives
dbootstrap (the installer) no reason to run through the rest of the
networking questions.

> Should I have said yes to a PPP connection?!  Do I now have to set this up 
> manually or is there a utility?

Manually is one way to do it.  Browse through
/lib/modules/<kernel-version>/kernel/drivers/net/ and find what looks
closest to your network card, and then try insmod <module> (don't
include the .o).  If you don't get an error message, add the name of the
module to /etc/modules and check out man 5 interfaces to see how to
tweek /etc/network/interfaces to do what you want to do.

I'm not familiar with any network config tools out there, in Debian once
you got the module right, networking's a snap.

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