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Re: amd64 does net detect my wired and wireless nic at installation

On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 09:32 -0400, Bernard Fay wrote:
> When I try to install amd64 (Debian 5.05) on my new laptop, a Lenovo x201
> tablet. I wish to use amd64 because I have 8GB for RAM and I think 64-bit is
> now the way to go.  The installer does not detect neither my wired or wireless
> NIC.  The installer gives me a list of network adapter drivers, I select the
> the appropriate drivers but it keeps saying it cannot find the network
> hardware.

> I tried Ubuntu amd64 and it was succesful but I would prefer to go with Debian.

I guess that you need a newer kernel that supports your NIC. It would
help if you could paste the output of "lspci -knn" from your Ubuntu
installation or from within a live cd like grml. You could also check
the hardware support situation at:


Debian provides stable installers with newer kernels at:


which you might want to use in order to solve your problem. I would
strongly discourage installing testing just because your NIC is not
supported by Lenny's kernel.

have fun

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