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Re: network install problems on 7200/90



My experience (using a PowerMac 7300) is a mixture of these two experiences.
What I have seen, using a 2.2.18 kernel I built myself, is:

(1) if I configure /etc/network/interfaces to use a static IP address, networking works great, (2) if I use dhcpcd (I have to get the deb from potato since its been obsoleted in woody), networking works great, (3) if I use pump (the only DHCP clients available in woody AFAIK), networking doesn't work. Pump appears to configure the network correctly (from what I can see using ifconfig and route), but when I try to ping my router/dhcp-server/name-server (a 3COM OfficeConnect ISDN lan modem), all the returned packets appear to get dropped (at least cat /proc/net/dev shows lots of dropped packets), so ping fails completely.

It seems to me that it can't be the kernel that is at fault, since it works fine configured statically, or using dhcpcd. It seems to me that dhcpcd must being doing something different than pump. My personal preference would be to see dhcpcd un-obsoleted, and to make it the DHCP client used in the install disks and base images. Until somebody can figure out how to make pump work, I don't see why dhcpcd should be obsoleted.

        - Peter Canning

PS: I haven't used a 2.4 kernel yet, so I can't comment on that.

At 12:03 AM 3/31/2001, Andrew Sharp wrote:
MACE seems to work "fine" on all my old worlds: 7200/75, 7600/200,
8500/200MP.  2.2.18pre21 and 2.2.17.  I'm using the TP port.

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Adam Goode wrote:

 Yes, I have had this problem. The short answer is: MACE is completely
 broken in recent 2.2 and 2.4 kernels. It seems to be able to send 1-2
 packets before failing with "lost a status word". These few initial
 packets allow DHCP to work ok, while everything else fails.

 I don't know how to fix it, although I remember using MACE on Linux
 fine back in 1998 (don't ask me which kernel!), and NetBSD and Mac OS
 work fine.

 Perhaps this will spark some discussion to the root cause, as I would
 like to use Debian on my old 604-upgraded 7500!

 Adam

 On Sun, Mar 25, 2001 at 12:19:56AM +0100, Martin Hedenfalk wrote:
 > Hi all!
 >
> I'm trying to install Debian on my 7200/90. After getting a boot-floppy that
 > recognized my keyboard (2.2.19, 2000-11-22), I was able to boot into the
 > install program. Now I wan't to get the drivers/modules from the network.
> eth0 (MACE) is configured ok and the default route is ok, but I'm unable to > ping anything except my own IP. And, yes, the cable is plugged in. Networking
 > worked in MacOS.
 >
 > Has anyone had the same problem?
 >
 > thanks in advance / Martin
 >
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