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Re: new root and base disks available!

Loic Prylli <lprylli@graville.fdn.fr> writes:

> Paul Slootman <paul@wau.mis.ah.nl> writes:
> > Besides that, the kernel on the rescue disk I used didn't autodetect where I had
> > connected the network on my multia (which was coax); luckily I had a
> > tranceiver handy and used that to connect my coax to the AUI port, after
> > which I could ping my system with the packages (after ifconfig
> > etc.).
> That again is a problem of the kernel, and though we should address it
> either by documentation (maybe a command-line option to the kernel can
> help there) or by generating custom kernel, it is not linked to the
> root disk itself.

I remember seeing this very problem with the old root/boot-disks as
well.  On my UDB, it turned out that the tulip network interface
driver doesn't do autodetection well, while the `other' driver, the
de4x5, does it correctly.  If there aren't severe problems with the
de4x5 driver on other platforms, I would suggest switching to this
driver in the root floppy.


Alexander Jolk * jolk@ap-pc513b.physik.uni-karlsruhe.de * +49-721-608-3572

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