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Re: Etch install on A1200. Floating point exception

Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
On Thu, 5 Jun 2008, Nigel wrote:
Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
On Thu, 5 Jun 2008, Nigel wrote:
I'm trying a network install now using the nativehd inird.  Although I'm a
stuck with this as the nativehd initrd is missing a couple of modules I
for my pcmcia network card.  The modules I need for vmlinuz-2.6.24-1-amiga

 - kernel/drivers/net/mii.ko
 - kernel/drivers/net/8139too.ko

but I haven't been able to find them.  Does anyone know where I can
these modules (or the package they're in) from?
Are you sure about this?
No I'm not sure at all.  8139too and mii are the 2 modules the card uses when
I insert it into the PCMCIA slot of an x86 Debian box.  I am just assuming it


would be the same 2 modules on m68k-amiga?

(Although my driving instructor always used to say, "Never assume anything")

I'm currently cross compiling gcc on my x86 box for m68k target.  If the cross
compile works I'm hoping I'll be able to build the Amiga kernel and try a few
different options / modules out.

That won't help for now, as we don't support PCI/CardBus yet on Amiga.

According to drivers/net/Kconfig, this driver is for PCI only?

| config 8139TOO
|     tristate "RealTek RTL-8129/8130/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
|     depends on NET_PCI && PCI

So your PCMCIA Ethernet Adapter must be a CardBus (PCI PC Card) adapter.

I don't think the Amiga 1200 PCMIA slot hardware actually supports CardBus.
Ah, according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardbus, the different notch
prevents you from inserting CardBus cards into 16-bit slots?
Can you actually insert the card in your Amiga (withour forcing :-)?


You are quite right, and very amusingly my card is quite wrong.

The card is definitely 100% a CardBus adapter. It says so on the box, and in /var/log/messages on my x86 laptop ("CardBus card inserted" when I plug it in). However, the card itself physically has the notch cut out to indicate a non CardBus PCMCIA card (like the lower card in the photo on Wikipedia). Hence it fits my A1200 and tricked me into believing it may work under Linux on my Amiga :-)

Thank you for the information. I'm now going to get myself a supported network card and try again.


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