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Old 2nd January 2010, 02:24
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Default Broadcom NetXtreme II 5709 and Debian 5

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I am trying to install debian on my server but it cannot find my network driver Broadcom NetXtreme II 5709 so during installation it shows me about 50 drivers but i cannot chosse any one of them so i pick an option to "no ethernet card" and after i am in i dont have internet and no card detected and dont know how to install this driver ... Thx For help here or advising any better distro for my server (friendly)
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Old 2nd January 2010, 15:34
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In this case I'd try Ubuntu 9.10. If you are lucky, it already supports your NIC.
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Old 2nd January 2010, 15:53
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Heh in ubuntu i cannot install this http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42349 so i hate linux in this way :-D
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download this file


http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool...lenny2_all.deb

save to usb drive,
boot lenny instalation CD, and when configuring network, installer will ask to search drivers in USB,
anwser yes
and network is working,

note:
unplug USB before configuring disks
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Old 12th January 2010, 12:53
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Default Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5708 on Debian 5

Worked perfectly during the install of Debian Lenny on IBM System x3550

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My Friends, i tryed to install by this way, plugin a usb stick with the .deb that you mentioned with de netinst CD, but :

1. when i have to make the partition the install assign sda to my usb stick.

2. In reboot the grub launch a error=22 or something

Any Idea ?

Thanks a lot
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My Friends, i tryed to install by this way, plugin a usb stick with the .deb that you mentioned with de netinst CD, but :

1. when i have to make the partition the install assign sda to my usb stick.

2. In reboot the grub launch a error=22 or something

Any Idea ?

Thanks a lot

after network is configured, before detecting disks, plug USB stick out od server.
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