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Old 08-31-2011, 11:00 PM
Heddle Weaver
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On 31/08/2011, D G Teed <donald.teed@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 11:16 AM, Andrew McGlashan
>> I cannot believe this thread is still going -- it is way beyond funny now
>> it's ludicrous to say the least!!!!
>> Your Ethernet device is broken and if it is not broken, then get someone
>> else to fix this problem for you as you are only going around in circles
>> and
>> getting nowhere.
> I should add, your earlier suggestion to boot from a Live CD is a very good
> one.
> It would provide a very quick method to determine if the hardware
> or the OS install was faulty. If the Live CD works to get on the 'net,
> then the notebook hardware is fine and the install/configuration is botched.
Yes, I wanted to try this earlier, but had no way to download an iso.

But, as things have turned out, there's no longer a problem.
As the wheezy weekly build netinstall couldn't seem to see the XP
partition on the PC, I was forced to install Debian on the laptop.
I did an expert install and besides not selecting kernel options like
remote install through ssh, I also foregoed ppp and pppd-udeb
installs. Dhcp picked up the router during network detection
automagically and I'm posting this from the laptop on a wheezy install
on a stable, consistent connection.

My humble thanks to all for the time and trouble they've put in.
It has been much appreciated.


Religion is regarded by the common people as true,
by the wise as false,
and by the rulers as useful.

— Lucius Annæus Seneca.

Terrorism, the new religion.

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