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My system consists of a B550M AORUS PRO-P motherboard. I tried installing Debian Desktop 10.6 as a dual boot, but during the installation it doesn't recognize my Ethernet card.

I couldn't find the correct driver in the list during installation, so I choose for the option "none of the above". Then I was asked to place a removable device with the correct driver and so I did, but without luck. This is what I did: I downloaded the 2.5G Ethernet LINUX driver r8125 for kernel up to 5.6 and placed the software unpacked on a FAT formatted USB. I placed the USB in the system and moved on to the next step of the installation process. Unfortunately I received a message the system didn't recognize the removable device (or it just didn't recognize the software as a legit driver). Does the Debian installation need a .deb installation file of the driver?

I even tried the nonfree edition without success: Same error.

I was forced to continue the installation without a functional network driver, but now I need to configure and install everything by hand. I rather re-install Debian with the correct driver so Gnome etc. is all correctly installed.

Any thoughts?

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You should have downloaded r8125-9.004.01.tar.bz2 which you need to unpack and install:

tar xf r8125-9.004.01.tar.bz2
cd r8125-9.004.01
sudo ./autorun.sh

In order to be able to do that you need to first have kernel development headers installed as well as make and gcc.

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) build-essential
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  • Thanks, but is there no way to provide the drivers during installation, so the installation process is able to setup the desktop environment and everything right up, from the start? Because I can't use apt-get because I have no connection to the internet at all Dec 2, 2020 at 15:23
  • unix.stackexchange.com/questions/512940/… Proceed to install the desired packages Dec 2, 2020 at 15:39

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