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Re: sid-amd64-netinst.iso install report

On Mon, 22 Nov 2004 10:55:05 +1100
Norval Watson <norv@longforest.com> wrote:

> Hi Pete,
> re LEDs: old box has 4 LEDS in a square pattern. three remain on and the
> fourth flashes on with each ping to new box
> New box has one orange and one yellow LED. Both remain on but orange LED
> flickers OFF-ON-OFF-ON with each ping from old box. Mobo manual tells me
> nothing about the LEDs... sorry I can't be more informative.
> Yep, I can ping localhost OK.
> my64:~# ping
> PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
> 64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.019 ms
> 64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.015 ms
> 64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.016 ms
> 64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.015 ms
> --- ping statistics ---
> 4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 2997ms
> rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.015/0.016/0.019/0.003 ms
> my64:~#
> Thanks,
> Norv

No worries Norv, on the new box, one will indicate 10/100 speed (or even 1000 if it's a GB card) and the other will be link/activity.

Anyway, I've only seen what you're seeing once, and it was between two VMWare virtual machines, both running Windows.

In that case, I had to remove and reinstall the NIC driver on the box exhibiting the symptoms, and then it came up perfectly.

I'm not sure if this really relates to your issue or not, but it sounds like it's a driver/module issue, which doesn't really help you much I guess, but it's a start I think.

Are you able to boot the system with Knoppix or something to see if the card is functional?


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