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Re: Installer can't find network interface on Intel NUC BOXNUC8i3BEH1





> On Feb 13, 2019, at 6:51 PM, Rick Thomas <rbthomas@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> 
> 
>> On Feb 13, 2019, at 5:47 PM, Ben Hutchings <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 
>> On Wed, 2019-02-13 at 16:17 -0500, Laurent Dumont wrote:
>>> I'm not sure if it's the exact same case but I had the same issue with a
>>> more recent motherboard. Debian failed to detect the network card with the
>>> E1000 drivers.
>>> 
>>> I tried an iso with the non free repo without success.
>>> 
>>> A base Ubuntu iso install was able to detect and configure the network
>>> driver.
>>> 
>>> I'll see if I can find the adapter version. It was an Intel based adapter.
>> [...]
>> 
>> Unfortunately the various chips supported by e1000e are all subtly
>> different and each new chip seems to need extra code in the driver. 
>> Debian 9 still has Linux 4.9 and we haven't backported those driver
>> changes.
>> 
>> There is supposed to be an optional installer build that uses a newer
>> kernel version, but that hasn't officially happened yet.
>> 
>> At this point you might be better off using the alpha release of the
>> installer for Debian 10 "buster".
>> 
>> Ben.
>> 
>> -- 
>> Ben Hutchings
>> When in doubt, use brute force. - Ken Thompson
> 
> Thanks, Ben!
> 
> I’ll give that a try!
> Rick

That works!  I used the amd64 “alpha5” image. I had to install the non-free firmware to get the wifi to work, but I probably would have done that anyway!

Thanks for your help!
Rick