Re: (Newbie) Knoppix.
Yes, it worked with Win 98 SE, until I erased the hard disk. I erased
the hard disk because too many bad, local techs had been mucking around
in it. The computer simply needed a clean install. I thought I would try
something different like Linux. I have tried Mandrake 9, Xandros 1, SuSE
7.3 and now Debian 3 rev. 1. While it would in principle be a relatively
simple matter to re-install Win 98 SE and get the system working, there
is the problem that the Fujitsu-Siemens Celvin is an EasyPC, with not
legacy ports. The floppy is a third party USB floppy drive and can not
be used to boot from and for some reason it won't boot from an original
Win 98 SE CD that is not a special Fujitsu-Siemens system CD. The
computer was purchased in Finland and a Finnish system is of no use to
us. The only way to re-install Win 98 SE is to do a network install,
which I don't know how to initiate and complete and I can't get Linux to
work at this point either, so my daughter is not very happy about me
having erased her system, even though it didn't work well.
I don't believe the problem is the cable itself, though I haven't tried
to run a 25 meter cable through the house, as I had the same problem a
year ago, when I partitioned the computer into a dual boot Mandrake 8.1
and Win 98 SE system. Win 98 SE could get an IP address with dhcp
without a hitch, but I was never successful with getting the ethernet
card to work with Mandrake. I assume the problem must be with the SiS
900 driver, but have never been able to pin anything down.
Shri Shrikumar wrote:
On Sun, 2003-03-02 at 11:43, Brian Durant wrote:
The only thing interesting that I found, was with the "dmesg" command.
The response was "eth0: Media Link Off". I have run into this response
with Deb 3 rev. 1 as well. Don't know what it means one of the replies
from the thread stated that it wasn't even in the source code!
Does it work for another OS ? I think that Media Link Off means that the
cable is physically not attached to the card.