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Re: Debian NetInstall: Ethernet not found?

On Sat, 2006-16-12 at 10:42 -0500, Mike Pobega wrote:
> Well I was trying to switch OSes from Ubuntu to Debian, and I figured
> that the NetInstall would be the best way to go. So I downloaded
> the .iso, burned it, and popped it into my laptop. I connected my
> laptop directly into my modem through it's Ethernet port, but when it
> got to the point where it checks my connection, it wasn't able to find
> my connection! 
> I'm connected through LAN, and to my understanding LAN is always
> connected (No drivers needed, I thought). But apparently you do need
> drivers, so I decided to pop into Ubuntu's terminal and look for my
> Ethernet port. I found: 
> 05:07.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Unknown device 8167 (rev 10)
>         Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 1345
>         Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 185
>         I/O ports at d800 [size=256]
>         Memory at fe8ffc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
>         Expansion ROM at 40000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
>         Capabilities: <access denied>
> I figured that this meant that I would have to look for "Realtek" or
> something similar in the list of Ethernet drivers, but of course it
> wasn't on that list. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, or maybe I'm
> completely missing something, but hopefully someone there can help me
> out! 
> I'm on a laptop that doesn't have a floppy drive, so booting the
> drivers from a floppy isn't possible. I'm also booting the NetInstall
> from my only CD-ROM drive, so that wouldn't be possible either. 
> Any help would be appreciated, I'm hoping to get Debian running on my
> laptop soon!

I had a realtek on one of my boxes last year. It used the RTL8139 driver
if I remember right. That driver may work for you too.

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