Re: DHCP unavailable during installation
On 19 Mar 01 10:20:01 GMT, Justin Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>FreeBSD. Here is what is detected during startup:
>3Com 3c905 Boomerang 100baseTx at 0x1440, 00:60:08:14:86:44 IRQ 3
If you have the usual two serial ports with the standard settings, then
you have an IRQ conflict here. The IO address looks fishy to me as
well, I usually see NICs down around 0x200-0x300.
>Unfortunately, when I try to configure my network during install,
>DHCP/BOOTP doesn't work, nor do the defaults or my best guesses in the
>manual setup. I've had trouble with PnP BIOS and ethernet cards with
>Debian before, so I played around in the BIOS, but there aren't a lot of
>options. I can pretty much only enable/disable bus mastering, and
>enable/disable the card itself. It was on IRQ 11 but the BIOS suggested I
>move it to IRQ 3.
IRQs 5, 9, 10 and 11 are usually free. Something (VGA? sound?) may be
stealing IRQ 11, 10 is the one I would normally pick.
>Could this be a BIOS conflict? Is there an incompatibility with my network
>card? Why won't DHCP/BOOTP function properly with Debian?
DHCP works fine every day for me and Debian.