Re: Debian install to Inspiron 530 with SATA DVD drive
Quoting Simon <email@example.com>:
Thanks for that... have downloaded the lastest snapshot and it booted
no issues. Now it wont find the network card. sigh... its a intel
e1000 i think.
Is it easier to just put a new network card in it?
An old 3com or something may help, but I would guess that the kernel
should support the e1000 nic.
On a similar desktop machine, (intel board 965 chipset), I had the
exact same problems as you. I eventually gave up and used a usb stick
to install Debian.
A good how to is here: