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Re: Can't install networking.

On Fri, 31 Oct 2003 22:27:29 -0700, Monique Y. Herman wrote:

>On Sat, 01 Nov 2003 at 03:26 GMT, Mark Healey penned:
>> On Fri, 31 Oct 2003 18:08:05 -0900, Ken Irving wrote:
>>>On Fri, Oct 31, 2003 at 06:17:52PM -0800, Mark Healey wrote:
>>>> On Fri, 31 Oct 2003 18:03:59 -0700, Monique Y. Herman wrote: ...
>>>> >It all comes down to specific hardware configuration.  Every system
>>>> >has some hardware that it won't be prepared to use right out of the
>>>> >box.
>>>> The Broadcom 4400 is hardly rare.
>>>I haven't been following this saga, but googling for Broadcom 4400
>>>seems to suggest that the support for this chipset might be a very
>>>recent thing.  Perhaps you could get another network card for which
>>>drivers do exist, get the system running, and then resume your effort
>>>to get the Broadcom working.
>>>It is reasonable to expect some difficulties in building a system with
>>>barely supported hardware, however non-rare it might be.
>> I thought of that but it is a dual boot setup (controled with a
>> physical switch) and I would have to reconfigure the other OS.
>What's the other OS?  When I threw in an external card to bootstrap
>linux on my dual-boot box, win2k was happy as a clam to use two ethernet
>cards while they were available.


>> The broadcom is also on the mobo which means extra hassle.
>It's 99.9% likely that you can disable the broadcom in your BIOS.
>There's no reason you should have to -- linux will ignore the network
>card unless it has a module for it, and windows will keep on using it --
>but if you want to, the capability should be there.

I'm hoping to avoid going into BIOS everytime I boot into an OS
different from the previous one.

Mark Healey

Giving debian a chance.

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