Re: ethernet card not found during etch-installation
On Mon, Jan 07, 2008 at 08:32:40PM +0100, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 07, 2008 at 11:11:16 +0100, Carsten Fortmann wrote:
> > Dear All,
> > I tried to install debian 4.0 rc2 on a dell xps m1330 notebook.
> > When the install script scans for the network device
> > I get an error
> > message, saying that no ethernet device is found, only a firewire device
> > and asks me weather i want to use this.
> > i say no and now comes a list with lots of ethernet drivers, i choose
> > tg3, bcause my ethernet card is a Broadcom (C) NetLink BCM5906M
> > fast ethernet PCIExpress (rev 02) (that's what i get from lspci | grep
> > Broadcom in my already installed ubuntu).
> > however, this does not help, i'm allways redirected to the screen that
> > tells me, that no ethernet card is found.
> > i go to the shell then and
> > ~ # lspci | grep Broadcom
> > and voila,
> > 09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corp. Unknown device 1713 (rev 02).
> > Why is the card not recognized correcly?
> It seems that support for the 5906 series was added to the tg3 driver on
> 2006-09-27 . Etch ships with the 2.6.18 kernel, which was released a
> few days before that date . My guess is that you will need a newer
> kernel or at least a newer version of the driver.
>  http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.23.y.git;a=commit;h=b5d3772ccbe0bc5ac8ffbb5356b74ca698aee28c
>  http://kerneltrap.org/node/7144
> > Can someone help or redirect me?
> You could try to use Kenshi Muto's custom Etch installer images; they
> come with newer kernels:
> Regards, | http://users.icfo.es/Florian.Kulzer
> Florian |
thank you for your response.
Anyway, this was not the solution. I downloaded the image with kernel
Now, coming to the nic part to the installation, I was presented two
ethernet cards to chose from.
eth0 Ricoh unknown device (did not know that i have one ...)
eth1 Broadcom unknown device 1713
I tried to configure both of them manually and also specified the dns
server. usually, install then get's the correct hostname via dns. not in
this case. so i guess, the correct drivers are still missing.
Maybe I'll try the 2.6.23 kernel tomorrow, just to find out.