Debian on 1650 with e1000 (fwd)

Michael E Brown michael_e_brown at
Wed Mar 20 23:17:00 CST 2002

The problem you are having isn't a 64bit/32bit issue. It is a voltage
issue. You can put 32bit PCI cards in 1650/1550, no problem. The problem
is that you have to use "Universal" cards or "3.3volt" cards. If you have
a 5volt PCI card, it won't fit (The cutouts on the card edge connector
won't allow it to fit. The 1550/1650 only accept 3.3Volt cards.)  You can
be assured that if your card physically fits (without a hammer :-), it
should operate properly. I think this goes as well for the person having
the issue with the Cyclades card.

Here is a good article on the subject:

Michael Brown

On Wed, 20 Mar 2002, G. Barros wrote:

> thwarted again...
> it seems i got the version with the 64-bit only riser card... no 32-bit
> slots....
> argh!
> -guil
> At 03:01 PM 3/20/2002 -0800, Neil Spring wrote:
> >On Wed, Mar 20, 2002 at 04:50:10PM -0600, G. Barros wrote:
> > > My issue is that the e1000 drivers arent in the deb boot disks because
> > they
> > > seem not to have been GPL'd... consequently i cant do a net isntall. Right
> >...
> > > if anyone has any tips they would be appreciated...
> >
> >can you temporarily install a cheap fast ethernet card?
> >
> >it's nice that the 2550, although including the broadcom
> >nic, has a well supported 100mbit intel nic there too for
> >just this problem.
> >
> >-neil
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