[RndTbl] Installing Debian Sarge (Testing)

Tim Lavoie tim at fractaldragon.net
Mon Jan 17 17:20:28 CST 2005

> I was trying to do a fresh install of Debian Sarge today on a HP
> NetServer LH3 (dual Pentium II 450 MHz). The install started okay,
> except that it seemed to be unable to correctly identify the network
> card. It appeared to load the "e100" driver, but I think the "eepro100"
> is the correct one. At any rate, it was unable to get a lease from our
> DHCP server no matter what I did. No network connectivity.
> Here's the catch: Debian Sarge lets you install a 2.4 or 2.6 kernel.
> When I go with the 2.4 kernel, it works! When I start the install with
> "linux26" to select the 2.6 kernel, I get the above behaviour.
> Is there any way to get the Debian 2.6 install to detect my NIC
> properly? Or should I just give up and stick with 2.4?

Hi Kevin,

I tend not to use the distro kernels, so that may be an option for you as
well. You could just use the 2.4 to get going, then rebuild a custom 2.6
kernel at your leisure.


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