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Re: Debian install to Inspiron 530 with SATA DVD drive

Quoting Simon <greminn@gmail.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?

Could be,
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:



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