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Re: Can't install networking.



On Sat, Nov 01, 2003 at 11:14:46PM -0600, Kent West wrote:
> Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> 
> >On Sat, 01 Nov 2003 12:06:21 -0800 (PST), 
> >"Mark Healey" <deblist@healeyonline.com> wrote in message 
> ><200311012006.hA1K6Um9004108@localhost.localdomain>:
> >
> > 
> >
> >>On Sat, 1 Nov 2003 17:53:27 +0000, Pigeon wrote:
> >>   
> >>
> >>>Go ahead and install Debian, without worrying about getting the NIC
> >>>working yet. Use the machine that you're posting from to go to
> >>>http://packages.debian.org/testing/devel/kernel-source-2.4.22.html
> >>>and download the .deb of kernel-source-2.4.22. Then install that,
> >>>install make-kpkg, and build yourself a 2.4.22 kernel with support
> >>>for the Broadcom.
> >>>     
> >>>
> >>I have no idea how to manualy install a kernel and adding extra stuff
> >>to it means editing files I have no understanding of.  I'm going to
> >>stick with just trying to make a module.
> >>   
> >>
> >
> >..no need: http://packages.debian.org/unstable/misc/kernel-package.html
> >
> >..instead of wasting time on tossing stuff into your deb in the un-deb
> >way, click-n-read the the links we gave you.
> >
> > 
> >
> But rather than grabbing the source and compiling his own, could he not 
> just grab the already compiled version (such as this one for the upper 
> Pentium archs: 
> http://packages.debian.org/testing/base/kernel-image-2.4-686.html) and 
> install it and get support for the nic. Much easier in my opinion than 
> rolling your own.

I'm assuming he's installing woody, since he's installing from CDs; by
building from source, you avoid having to install dependencies from
testing.

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