Ubuntu 5.10 is booting up slow I need to reinstall drivers for Dell poweredge 850

Asked by delirioushumor on 2009-02-02

I have a dell poweredge 850 and I have Ubuntu 5.10 Breezy installed on it. The bootup is fine until it gets to to the network interface. I installed a seperate nic and I need to reinstall the drivers. I can't find any drivers for it.

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Tom (tom6) said : #1

Wow. 5.10 seems so long ago. Can you download 8.10 or 8.04 and either make a new partition for it or for your data or backup your data to dvd/cd drive?


Just installing 8.04 as a dual-boot as in
would probably be the safest route.

Otherwise i think maybe at least upgrading to the latest kernel might help as that has drivers i think?

Good luck and deepest regards to an honoured elder
Respect from
Tom :)

Mohammad Alhobayyeb (mih1406) said : #2

Just wondering why are you still using 5.10?

Tom (tom6) said : #3

Unlike Windows clearly Ubuntu is safe without upgrades! Awesome. Very reassuring too :)

Best Andre Mangan (kyphi) said : #4

The reason for the delay is that Ubuntu is trying to establish an internet connection. This delay was shortened considerably in later releases.
I had difficulty establishing a connection with Breezy and the onboard (Intel) ethernet controller and fitted a Realtek RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10) card which worked out of the box.
Does your nic register when you type: lspci ?

Tom (tom6) said : #5

If you are still having trouble with this then please post it as a new question. Only the most recent questions tend to get looked at so posting/reposting a question just before america arrives online gives the best chance of getting a good few answers.

If the problem has been resolved then please follow the link to the forum thread and mark it as Solved.

Good luck and many regards from
Tom :)

delirioushumor (monkeyofman) said : #6

Thanks Andre Mangan, that solved my question.

Tom (tom6) said : #7

Brilliant, thanks for getting back to us. Welcome to Ubuntu :)
Regards from
Tom :)