rc3 and multi-ethernet cards
I tried to install sarge using rc3 to a 3-ethernet card PC.
At the 1st stage it reports:
eth0: e1000 : on-board
eth1: tulip : PCI NIC
eth2: e100 : PCI NIC
Then at the 2nd stage, it reports (dmesg):
Don't you think the consistency is crucial? I was enough lucky not to
install 3 same NIC card; otherwise I may never notice the mix-up, and
wonder why I cannot set up a PC router.
This 3 NIC setup enables me IP Masquerading, and backup internet connection.
e1000: Gigabit LAN
e100: Backup dial-up internet
tulip: 100Mbps WAN or Internet
Thus the consistency in assigning eth number is essential to avoid
re-cabling, and re-configuring network settings after the initial
Everything else the installation process went very smooth. Excellent
effort has been made by the installer team. Thanks to you.