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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:05 pm    Post subject: 90K Alpha - netinst problems Reply with quote

The good news - was finally able to download the 22222 versions of both the netinst and i386 iso's. After finding the netwotk install option using F2 and getting the repo URL correct, I did a successful install over lan (DSL). Looks good so far.

Two problems - not show stoppers. The "Preparing to Install" phase, which warns that it may take several minutes, was off by an hour or two. I watched it for a while, made sure the progress bar was still moving, and went to bed. Woke to find it hung while installing ghostscript, I believe (missing something in the archive), hit retry, and went back to bed. Woke to find it proclaiming a successful install, which it appers to be.

One other problem, a show stopper on my second computer which is linked by wireless. My card has a ralink chipset and uses the rt2x00... modules. I selected rt2x00lib from the list presented and got back a 'not found' message. Not sure from the teext of the message whether it was the module it couldn't find or the card was not even detected. Any suggestions?

john maclean
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's me slapping a wireless card into the laptop
lspci |grep -i ral
02:00.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2500 802.11g Cardbus/mini-PCI (rev 01)

These are the modules that the card uses
 lsmod | grep ^rt                                                                                                                                         
rt2500pci              17152  0                                                                                                                                         
rt2x00pci               7808  1 rt2500pci                                                                                                                               
rt2x00lib              22528  2 rt2500pci,rt2x00pci

Are you able to show what the results from that computer shows?

BLAG 'em up!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, John.

You're right on. That's what I see and get from all other installs on this box. Just not BLAG netinst iso. This is a desktop PC, card is a linksys pci internal. Sorry for not specifying.

Have you tried the netinst iso with that laptop & card? If so, did it find the card correctly and load the right drivers? If you had to manually select a driver from the dropdown list, which one did you use? I chose rt2x00lib several times, always got back the same not found message.Looks like hardware detection failed to find the card and I can't seem to get to a console to poke around.

john maclean
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do you get?

modinfo rt2500pci
filename:       /lib/modules/2.6.26-rc6-00149-gc8988f9-dirty/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2500pci.ko
license:        GPL
description:    Ralink RT2500 PCI & PCMCIA Wireless LAN driver.
version:        2.1.4
author:         http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com
srcversion:     83D50DA824E49E3D61B2BE7
alias:          pci:v00001814d00000201sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
depends:        rt2x00lib,rt2x00pci,eeprom_93cx6
vermagic:       2.6.26-rc6-00149-gc8988f9-dirty mod_unload modversions PENTIUMM 4KSTACKS

I'm not running 90 on this laptop but I built some of my own packages/kernels on top of the net install on the other lappy. Anyways...

apt-cache search ralink
rt61pci-firmware - Firmware for RalinkŪ RT2561/RT2661 A/B/G network adaptors
rt73usb-firmware - Firmware for RalinkŪ RT2571W/RT2671 A/B/G network adaptors

apt-cache show rt61pci-firmware
Package: rt61pci-firmware
Section: System Environment/Kernel
Installed Size: 26679
Packager: Fedora Project
Version: 1.2-4
Provides: rt61-firmware = 1.2-4, rt61pci-firmware = 1.2-4
Obsoletes: rt61-firmware < 1.2-4
Architecture: noarch
Size: 11156
MD5Sum: bcfddda7a9b08f1f8457a1351afbbd21
Filename: rt61pci-firmware-1.2-4.noarch.rpm
Summary: Firmware for RalinkŪ RT2561/RT2661 A/B/G network adaptors
 This package contains the firmware required by the rt61pci driver for Linux.
 Usage of the firmware is subject to the terms and conditions contained
 inside the provided LICENSE.ralink-firmware.txt file.
 Please read it carefully.

Feeling brave? DO a bit of research first as I've not use that package before. I'm sure that others here will steer you /home/to/the/right/dir

BLAG 'em up!
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