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Re: installation question

Before you install, be sure and write down i/o port addresses, IRQ
values, NIC types, disk geometry, PnP values and any other hardware
information you can think of.
  Unless you have an oddball NIC, the drivers should be in the
drivers.tgz file.  I used the boot floppy method (6 floppies) to do a
network install on a 486.  It went very smoothly.

Quoting Joris Huizer <joris_huizer@yahoo.com>:
> Hello everybody,
> I just joined this list so sorry if my question has
> allready been questioned before.
> I'm thinking about installing the Debian linux
> distribution. I'm currently using RedHat 8.0 but it
> seems the messed a bit and some programs won't install
> (Including nedit, koules) - hopefully they will under
> Debian :-)
> I haven't installed Debian before - so I don't know
> how it works. I found at
> http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/ch-install-methods.en.html,
> section 4.4, that I can install after downloading a
> few files without boot floppies.
> Now, my question, is about the part about lilo,
> http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/ch-rescue-boot.en.html#s-boot-initrd
>  - it says,
> You should now see the debian installer dbootstrap
> running. If you do not use any removable medium, you
> want to check very early that your network connection
> is working and before irreversibly partitioning your
> hard disk. So you maybe need to insmod some additional
> kernel modules for this, for instance for your network
> interface...
> Well, rather than just try or something I thought I
> better ask :-) how can make it load the network
> interface, the ethernet card and stuff?

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