Gavin McCullagh wrote:
> I've successfully downloaed, burnt and booted onto the ilug BBC (much thanks to all concerned).
> The network card is the following:
>> RPTe203 ISA.
ISA NICs are rarely smart enough to be auto-probed.
> Ran pnpdump >somefile and isapnp somefile. Gives above name and hardware address I believe.
isapnp doesn't attempt to load a driver for the card. Its sole purpose
in life is to assign a resource configuration to each ISA PnP card.
Have a look in that 'somefile'. Does it list the resource configs for
the card? If not, your card is likely not PnP and you might have to have
a look for jumpers on the card.
There's a good chance the card is an NE2000 clone. You'll need to know
the IO port and IRQ of the card. Sometimes the driver can guess the IRQ
of the card, but it's really lost if it doesn't know the IO port. Load
the driver with something like:
modprobe ne io=0x300 irq=11
Once you've got the driver loaded and happy, you'll want to assign it an
address and optionally a default route:
ifconfig eth0 192.168.44.12 netmask 255.255.255.0 up
route add default gw 192.168.44.1 dev eth0
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