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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:05 pm 
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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?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:56 am 
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Here's me slapping a wireless card into the laptop
Code:
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
Code:
 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?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:32 pm 
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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.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:04 pm 
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What do you get?
Code:
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...
Code:
apt-cache search ralink
rt61pci-firmware - Firmware for Ralink® RT2561/RT2661 A/B/G network adaptors
rt73usb-firmware - Firmware for Ralink® 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 Ralink® RT2561/RT2661 A/B/G network adaptors
Description:
 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

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