Re: Debian Install: EN 2000 PnP network Card
On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 13:51:01 +0000
James Cummings <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm trying to install debian on an old machine with a
> windows network card. The card says on it:
> EN2000 PnP
> but also:
> "Win 95 Plug & Play"
> I believe this means it is probably impossible to get working. When I
> boot off my install floppies (current unstable installer) it doesn't
> detect a network card.
> In another console more /proc/pci doesn't list anything that looks
> promising either.
Being that it says it's Win95 Plug & Play, I would guess that it's an
ISA card, not PCI. Is this right? If yes, you won't see it listed in
/proc/pci. Once you get Debian installed, isapnptools would be your
friend(in Sarge). Unfortunately I don't know much about
Debian-Installer's isa pnp support.
Also, does it really say EN2000 on the card or is it perhaps NE2000?
NE2000 was a very common chipset in network cards for a while, in which
case you should definitely be able to get it working. If it's pci, it's
probably only a matter of loading the right module, but if it's isa pnp,
then it will be a bit more work.