On Monday 17 September 2012 10:16:54 Lisi wrote: > On Sunday 16 September 2012 22:51:02 Baron wrote: > > Mmm. Two things spring to mind. Download corruption because of a > > bad network card or poor cable connections on the Ethernet > > connectors. Try replacing the cable. > > Thanks, Baron. Yes, I thought of the cable. > > After reading your suggestion, I have ordered a new network card > because the network card is indeed an old one. I couldn't install > with the on-board one because the driver is not in the Squeeze > install. I was concentrating on the basic problem, and installed an > old network card so that the driver would indeed be supplied by the > installer. > > I am beginning to wonder whether I damaged the motherboard when I was > installing it. :-( Unless you took specific precautions against self inflicted static damage that is is always a possibility. Indeed I have damaged a mainboard or two by forgetfulness or being in a hurry and not double checked that things have been static safe or even worse still powered up but not running. The trouble with this kind of damage is that it can be immediate or some time later before it shows itself. As far as an old network card is concerned, there is usually no problem with drivers, its more likely that the card is faulty. Again bad power supplies either to the card or on board can display weird behaviors. > Thanks for your help, > Lisi You're welcome. :-) -- Best Regards: Baron.