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SOLVED :installation problem on Dell OptiPlex

Clive Menzies <clive@clivemenzies.co.uk> schrieb am 19.06.03 15:12:02:
> On (19/06/03 07:03), Kent West wrote:
> > hetzel.devel@web.de wrote:
> > 
> > >Hi,
> > >I got a problem during installing  debian on a Dell Optiplex L60.
> > >I startet the installation with the disks (Kernel 2.2.20, version: 
> > >comcat,woody), but at the point of installing the networkdriver i 
> > >stoped.
> > >Where can I  get a driver for the Intel 8255X 10/100/1000 
> > >Onboard-networkdevice?
> > >How can I install the driver during my disk-installation ?
> > > 
> > >
> > 
> > I _believe_ that's the eepro100 driver you need, but I also think that 
> > the 2.2.x kernel doesn't work with it. I vaguely remember issues with a 
> > Dell I installed on a couple of weeks ago. If I remember correctly, I 
> > wound up having to boot into Knoppix to get networking long enough to go 
> > to the Debian web site and grab a new kernel package and all of the 
> > dependencies, and then install them manually with "dpkg -i". It added a 
> > bit of pain and about 30-45 minutes worth of extra work, but once I had 
> > the new kernel, the NIC was recognized and things started progressing 
> > smoothly then (until I got to the video card setup in X, which forced me 
> > to go outside the regular Debian repositories to get a newer version of 
> > XFree86). My basic conclusion is that Dell is too leading-edge for an 
> > easy Debian setup, even Sid. Still, better Debian than anything else.
> >
> Not sure I agree with your last point Kent;).  We've got a Dell XPS T500
> (admittedly long in tooth) running woody and last weekend I installed
> woody on another Dell Optiplex GX100 (again not new).  We bought the NIC
> for the XPS and from memory the driver was available during
> installation.  In the case of the Optiplex it needed one of the 3com
> drivers available on the install disks.
> If there is a spare PCI slot in the L60 box, the simplest solution may 
> be to put in a common NIC for the install and then install the Intel
> driver later.
> Clive
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Thanks a lot, 
the neede driver was the e1000. I install it after I got the debian system with my old DEC card!!
And now, it works!!
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