Re: Trying Again
Thanks for all the replies I got. They were all great answers, and at
the very least, helping
me on my way to learning Debian. I found that booting with the 5th CD
in the set was the
easiest way to start out with the 2.4.x kernel.
But now, out of sheer morbid curiosity, I still want to upgrade the
kernel. Now for the sake
of learning how it's done instead of the hardware necessity.
"apt-cache search kernel-image" to see what kernel images are available.
"apt-get install kernel-image-[whatever]"
or you can "roll your own", but there's not a lot of need to do that
now-a-days, as the pre-built kernels are suitable for most folks.
SO, now that the kernel will recognize my hardware, how do I
install/setup the NIC?
The NIC is an Intel Pro 100 S Desktop Adapter.
"lsmod" should show you the currently installed modules. You'll probably
see one named something like "eepro100". If it's not there, try either:
"modconf", and find network drivers, then install the module for the
Intel Pro 100 S (probably eepro100)
"modprobe eepro100" (assuming that's the correct module for your NIC)
Then edit "/etc/network/interfaces" so that it looks something like:
auto lo eth0
iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet dhcp
(assuming you're using dhcp on your network - "man interfaces" for an
example for static addressing)
Finally run "/etc/init.d/networking stop" followed by
"/etc/init.d/networking start". (Or you could reboot instead of these
two steps; or run "/etc/init.d/networking restart" instead of these two
steps, but I've found that doesn't always work as well as the separate
stop/start steps.) Now you should have network capability.
Kent West (firstname.lastname@example.org)