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Re: install glitch - re. networking

On Mon, 07 Nov 2011 15:43:24 -0500, Miles Fidelman wrote:

> I find myself in an odd situation:
> - I have a box I use as a sandbox, at home - I've installed all kinds of
> different distributions on it over the past couple of years
> - I recently installed OpenSuse with no problems, but then I tried to
> reinstall Debian (Squeeze) off a CD-Rom, and the installer hangs when it
> goes off to detect network hardware -- this is repeatable
> - if I just let it boot the OpenSuse distro that's currently on the hard
> drive, everything comes up fine - so the NIC, DHCP on our home LAN, and
> so forth all are working
> - so.... any thoughts on what might be going wrong, or how to track down
> what's happening?
> note: I'm pretty sure that I installed Squeeze on this box at some
> point, but it could be that the last Debian install was Lenny - and
> recent discussion suggests that some of the network plumbing has
> changed, perhaps in ways that are incompatible with my network card.
> Thanks for any suggestions.

Here's a suggestion: Next time you ask a question like this, tell us what 
NIC you have.

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