Hi, I'm trying to install Lenny on an PC that has a Realtek RTL810E/8102E network adapter. I'm using the Lenny netinst CD (5.0.6), but when it gets to the network setup, it fails to get a DHCP lease. The adapter works fine (for example booting with a Squeeze LiveCD).
I thought that this could be a kernel issue, since the one in Lenny is quite old by now. However, I believe that this particular adapter has been around for several years, and modinfo claims that it's supported through the r8169 module (the PCI ID of the adapter is 10ec:8136).
I haven't been able to find Debian bug reports related to this. The only thing I've found so far is Ubuntu Bug #534536 (affecting karmic) which seems to describe the same problem.
Is there any way to install Debian from the network on a system that has this network adapter?
lspci -nn | grep -i eth
02:00.0 Ethernet controller : Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)
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Product Name: 740GTM-P21 (MS-7302)