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Re: Debian Installer problem

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  • szafran_pl
    ... best, and ... around ... support ... DebianSlug ... Worked. ... the ... same ... DebianSlug s ... Debian ... DebianSlug ... built-in ... manually ...
    Message 1 of 7 , Sep 4, 2006
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      --- In nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com, David Given <dg@...> wrote:
      >
      > szafran_pl wrote:
      > [...]
      > > Can you please write it more clearly ? My english is not the
      best, and
      > > also i'm a NooB in the linux topic. I'd like to know how to get
      around
      > > the missing kernel problem, because i think i'm gonna need it :/
      >
      > I installed via the previous version of debinst, which did have
      support
      > for the built-in ethernet. Then I replaced the flash with the
      DebianSlug
      > flash image and used the same hard disk --- it pretty much Just
      Worked.
      >
      > DebianSlug and official Debian are, in fact *different* things ---
      the
      > docs (such as they are) don't make this clear. They both use the
      same
      > set of Debian packages but use different boot mechanisms.
      DebianSlug's
      > kernel has support for the built-in ethernet, but the official
      Debian
      > kernel doesn't.
      >
      > If you're doing a new Debian installation, then following the
      DebianSlug
      > instructions on the wiki should give you a running system, with
      built-in
      > ethernet, without much hassle. (Although you do have to install
      manually
      > using debootstrap rather than using the Debian installer.)
      >
      > --
      > +- David Given --McQ-+ "You cannot truly appreciate _Atlas
      Shrugged_
      > | dg@... | until you have read it in the original Klingon."
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      > +- www.cowlark.com --+
      >

      i've used an unofficiall version of the debian installer FW from
      here: http://www.slug-firmware.net/d-dls.php and it has support for
      the built in eth (that's the only difference from the official
      debian installer FW)
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