Re: Cannot connect to network now...
"Sergio Basurto Juarez" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> --- Brian Coiley <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Here is the story so far:
> > 1. Installed Woody dual-boot on my W2K box
> > 2. Couldn't get Nvidia card to work
> > 3. On the advice of this NG, upgraded to Sarge
> > 4. Tried to install a 2.4 kernel. Need to change
> > LILO config, but I'm
> > not using LILO, I'm using NTLDR...
> > 5. Figured out how to change from using NTLDR to
> > LILO, and tried again to
> > install the 2.4 kernel.
> > 6. 2.4 kernel would not boot (interrupt failures
> > on hard drive)
> > 7. So, installed a 2.6 kernel.
> > 8. Still can't get Nvidia card to work with nv
> > driver.
> > 9. After much fiddling around with configuration,
> > managed to get startx
> > to do something using VESA, but just shows a grey
> > screen with a black cross
> > in the middle, and entire system is locked up.
> > 10. Hit the big power button and booted again.
> > Result...
> > Linux is now completely unable to see my network.
> > Fails to get an IP
> > address from the DHCP server, doesn't work, nix,
> > nothing! This is NOT a
> > hardware problem: it works fine if I boot to
> > Windoze. And it was working
> > fine for 2 days, up to an hour ago.
> > I have not got the foggiest idea how to begin
> > diagnosing this latest
> > problem. Something has clearly gone wrong with the
> > NIC/driver setup in
> > Sarge, but I don't know where to begin.
> > Please help! Windoze is beginning to look like
> > considerably better value
> > than the £3 I paid for the Debian CD's, which will
> > shortly become a set of
> > nice shiny coasters!
> The problem starts because you install a kernel that
> does not have the correct drivers for your ethernet
> card(s), so since you do not have the driver your
> ethernet card(s) can not connect.
> Which method of installation are you using? I think
> set of cd's but how you upgrade to sarge!!?
Set of CD's to install Woody. Used #apt-get dist-upgrade to upgrade to
> Let's test if you get this working with this commands:
> #ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.28 netmask 255.255.255.0 up
> after this type:
> and post what it displays.
It's kind of difficult to post it all: the offending computer is not
connecting to the network, and I'm using my Windoze laptop to type this!
What exactly are we looking for?
> also run and post:
> #route -n
Shows nothing: just some column headers with nothing in the table.
Again, it's kind of difficult to show it all. There is an entry for sis900,
which is my NIC
> run and post.
Again, far too much to retype. However, it does include the following:
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 10/100
Ethernet (rev 90)
> run and post.
Gives "command not found"
> run and post.
> additional information:
> You will need to know which ethernet card(s) you have,
> model and maker!!!! (Post this too).
SiS 900, onboard on an ASUS K7S8X motherboard.
> Sergio Basurto J.
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