Greetings and Installation Problem with Network Configuration
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From: "Zachary" <Z_kline@hotmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 7:20 PM
Subject: Greetings and Installation Problem
I am not currently using Debian GNU Linux, but am looking forward to doing
so in the near future. That is, if I can successfully install it.
I am attempting to install the Sarge distribution, with a modification for
a screen reader, called Speakup.
The problem isn't booting the installation from floppy disks, that works
fine. The problem is the network configuration.
I know that I am supposed to ask my system administrator for this
information. Unfortunately, for all practical purposes, I am the system
administrator, the router is on my machine.
I know what information needs to be entered, but I am uncertain what I am
not doing correctly.
I have a network adaptor which Windows XP Professional refers to as
"Belkin 11 MBPS Wireless USB Network Adaptor." Debian refuses to see this
when it looks for a piece of network hardware. I also know for a fact
that DHCP is supported, and Autoconfiguration is also supported.
Despite this, DHCP fails, and autoconfiguration fails. I have been
attempting to enter all the information about host names and such over and
over again now, with no success. Whatever I try, the program will not
connect to a mirror to download the files.
I would appreciate any information you could give me,