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Re: ne2000 [was: Re: how to install anyway]

> David Webster wrote:
> > 
> > On Sun, 28 Nov 1999, Stefan Rieken wrote:
> > 
> > > RedHat installs with only a boot.img (which is a terrible shame, because
> > > it doesn't work correct with MY ne2000 network card... so I should do
> > > alternative downloads there).
> > 
> > Have you tried loading the NE2000 NIC driver as a module? I had some
> > problems with getting it built in, but as a module it works fine.
> > 
> (I indeed meant that I used bootnet.img.) I tried the NE*000 driver and
> the NE2000 PCI driver that were available. Do you mean one of these? My
> ne2000 has got IRQ 5 and I/O locations starting at 0x300. It is totally
> non-plug and play and it seems to be very hard to detect.
> I got all these details from Windows because the card was also
> second-hand. I don't know the difference between PCI and the other type,
> but I guess it's not PCI. I filled in the IRQ and I/O on installation.

If you have a Linux working in this box then do "cat /proc/pci" or
"lspci -v" and you will see it if it is a PCI.  Another solution is to
open the box and look if the card is on a PCI slot or on an ISA one.
PCI connectors are shorter than ISA.  Also unless you have an AGP
video card your video card should be on PCI

My guess is that it is an ISA one because PCI cards are very easy to
detect by the install (just by reading /proc/pci) so you should use
the classic ne2k driver and fill the parms in this form:
"ne=io_port,irq".  You probably have to five the io_port in hexa.

Also are you sure it is not an ne3210

			Jean Francois Martinez

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