Re: loading support for 2 ethernet cards
On Wed, 4 Mar 1998, Henry Hollenberg wrote:
: >Yeah, it's a bit unclear at first. What you want to do is put the
: >information on the append line, like this:
: >append="mem=96M ether=10,0x300,eth0 ether=11,0x2e0,eth1"
: >I'd recommend you put in the real values rather than 0,0 - that enables
: >autoprobing and let's face it, you do want to know which interface is
: >which, don't you?
: >I hope this helps. By the way, my two cards are 3C509B's.
: How do you know which card is going to end up getting which values is it
: in the system bios?
Well, because I've set them to non-plug-and-play mode and manually
chosen irq and io port values, as any sane user would :)
: How do you know exactly what the values are....lucky guess?
Nope - evil technology - DOS!! Boot to a DOS disk and run 3Com's config
utility. It's on their website.
: I'm using two 3c905's with the latest patch to 3c59x.c from D. Becker
: inserted into the kernel sources before compiling a custom kernel..
: What I was planning to do was the old empiric method...if:
Well, by all means head on over to the website and get the driver disk
for the Boomerang. There's a 3c905 config utility, tells you the MAC
address and the whole works. Much easier than the empiric method.
: 1<-->A and 2<-->B doesn't work, why then I'll just connect
: 1<-->B and 2<-->A !!!
: I figure the things are going to get assigned at boot the same way each
: time. But I would like to know how to do things the "Right Way".
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