[ILUG] Debian Install > Dell Vostro 200
barry at opensolutions.ie
Thu Feb 7 19:55:27 GMT 2008
Had to install Linux on a Vostro 200 for a client a few months ago. My notes
from the time are:
1. The SATA CD-ROM was not recognised initially and the fix was set the
following parameter in the BIOS:
BIOS -> Integrated Peripherals -> SATA Mode -> RAID
2. Network card not recognised during install. Allow install to complete
without network and then download Intel's e1000 driver from
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/ or, I think, specifically:
The one I used then was e1000-7.6.9.tar.gz but the current version appears to
My only notes of the install just say "essentially follow instructions in
README" so I assume they were good enough! Obviously you'll need Linux kernel
headers at least as well as gcc and related tools.
Once built and installed, a:
should have you working. Use dmesg to confirm.
On Thursday 07 February 2008 14:23:33 Frank Murphy wrote:
> My 2nd dell vostro.
> Trying to Install Debial 4 r2
> It' cannot pickup my DVD or Netcard.
> What kernel args can I put in to help it install?
> Already have irqpoll (all usb connectors)
> Dell blurb:
> Google got me here:
> which fixed the CDRom issue.
> Still stuck with the network bit.
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