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Re: Debian Install: EN 2000 PnP network Card

On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 13:51:01 +0000
James Cummings <cummings.james@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hiya,
> 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.


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