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Re: [gNewSense-users] On installing gNS 3 on a machine with i218-lm


From: YAMAMOTO Kentaro
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] On installing gNS 3 on a machine with i218-lm
Date: Fri, 04 Oct 2013 12:54:15 +0900
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Dear Mr. Prevor,

At Thu, 03 Oct 2013 10:35:56 -0400,
Harry Prevor wrote:
> 
> On 2013-10-03 10:26, YAMAMOTO Kentaro wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I am trying to install gNS 3 on an amd64 computer with an Intel
> > i218-lm Ethernet controller.  Since this is pretty new, it seems to be
> > unsupported by gNS (or perhaps by other distributions).  Without an
> > Internet connection it cannot be installed by the usual procedure.
> > 
> > What can I do to install it on my machine?  And if I can install, can
> > I use the network adapters to get connected?
> 
> You should be able to install the basic gNewSense without an ethernet 
> connection using the LiveCD versions.

The d-i fails because it cannot find the grub-related packages.  I
don't know if this has something to do with the unavailability of
network connection.

> You may want to try your luck with the latest kernel version, which you 
> can install on top of gNS with this apt-repository: 
> <http://jxself.org/linux-libre/> It's worked wonders for me with getting 
> devices to work in gNS, and I'd be very suprised if your device doesn't 
> work after doing this.
> Of course, to install the newer kernel, you'll need a connection of some 
> sort. Do you have any USB WiFi receivers like 
> <http://h-node.org/wifi/view/en/166/> (which works with gNewSense) that 
> you could use to temporarily connect to the Internet to get your 
> ethernet working?

I have one that should work with free kernels, but it fails to work
with gNS live CD. (I haven't tried to see if it works with complete
installation.)

> Or, you could install the distribution using the LiveCD, then chroot 
> into it from another GNU/Linux distribution with working internet, 
> install the kernel, and reboot.
> 

Regards,
-- 
YAMAMOTO Kentaro <address@hidden>



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