Re: Installation problems
> from 0.93r6, and obtained netbase and netstd (1.17-1). My setup is
> a 3c501 card (I know, but its all I have spare at the moment). Now,
> I have configured my system the best I know how, but I cannot even get the
> loopback working. Yes, I have the 501 module loaded...
What are the Ethernet probe results from bootup? Run dmesg, and see
if it recognizes the 3c501 properly.
> I would almost say that tcpip was not compiled into the kernel, but I cannot
> believe that it the problem... Last time I installed a system modules were
No, tcp/ip is in the kernel, I just installed a machine's packages via
an NFS mount (base was built from the latest disks).
> just coming on-stream. What is the HWaddr field for in ifconfig? Should it
> be full of 00.00.00...C0..00.00.00? There is a field before this, which
> suggests that I haven't configured something. The loopback seems to be
> configured OK though.
This is what the above mentioned machine looks like. The HWaddr
should be the ethernet address of the card. If it is not a valid
address, I would say your kernel is probably not recognizing it
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Bcast:127.255.255.255 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP BROADCAST LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:2000 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
TX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
eth0 Link encap:10Mbps Ethernet HWaddr 00:00:94:5D:74:A4
inet addr:126.96.36.199 Bcast:188.8.131.52 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:20195 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
TX packets:9279 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
Interrupt:10 Base address:0x240