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Re: newbie trying to get network to work

Citeren Marco Gerards <metgerards@student.han.nl>:
> Bertrik Sikken <bertrik@zonnet.nl> writes:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I just installed the debian K6 hurd mini ISO by following the
> > Debian GNU/Hurd installation guide. Installation was pretty
> > smooth up to the point where I configure the network.
> >
> > As per the guide, I typed
> > settrans -fgap /servers/socket/2 /hurd/pfinet -i eth0 -a <my-ip> -g
> > <gateway> -m <netmask>
> > but this resulted in
> > "pfinet:../../pfinet/ethernet.c:249: setup_ethernet_device:
> > Assertion 'netstat.header_format=1' failed.
> > Settrans: /hurd/pfinet: Translator died"
> If I understand it correctly, this means that eth0 is not an ethernet
> device... Of course this is a bug, but I would need more information
> to tell what it is.  I doubt this is worthwhile to investigate, a
> recompile (or Alfred's patch to update the drivers) could fix this.
> > My ethernet card has an Intel 21143 Fast ethernet (aka tulip)
> > chip. I didn's see any message about this card being detected
> > during boot (but the boot screen scrolls a bit too fast to
> > be sure it wasn't there)

I was not entirely correct. The ethernet chip is a DEC21143 (not intel)
(class: 0200, device 1011:0019 (rev 41), subsystem: 11f6:0313)

> cat /dev/klog > /tmp/klog
> Now wait a few seconds and press ctrl-c.
> Now you can lookup the messages in /tmp/klog.

Ok, I see that is was actually detected but apparently not initialised
properly. There is a message indicating the chip as UNKNOWN, yet it is
able to get the MAC address of the card.

> > What can I do?
> > Do I need to compile a new kernel?
> If the card is not detected (and if it is supported), better do this.
> > If so, can I compile from inside the Hurd environment or do
> > you recommend a cross-compile?
> > (I'm running Mandrake Linux 10.0 (and windows xp))
> > Should I get the source from gnu.org or do I need
> > custom sources from debian, or should i get a CVS version?
> Use the CVS version.  Make sure you are using the `gnumach-1-branch'
> branch.  After checking out the sourcecode, apply this patch:
> http://savannah.gnu.org/patch/download.php?item_id=2507&item_file_id=2821
> Regenerate configure (using autoreconf) and compile.  You don't need a
> crosscompiler for this, GNU Mach is just a kernel and therefore the OS
> you use to compile from is not relevant.

Ok, I'll try that.
Thanks for the quick reply.


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