Re: Debian Install: EN 2000 PnP network Card
On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 11:16:48 -0500
Roberto Sanchez <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Quoting James Cummings <email@example.com>:
> > On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 10:37:36 -0500, Roberto Sanchez
> > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > I would agree with Jacob's assesment that you are probably dealing
> > > with
> > an
> > > ISA card. Personally, I would download a Knoppix CD and then do a
> > > Google search on "debian chroot install". The nice thing about
> > > installing from within Knoppix is that it is a fully operational
> > > OS that detects all your hardware automatically. I would give
> > > that a shot first.
> > That's a good idea. I happened to have a knoppix 3.6 CD here for
> > another reason, booted off that, and everything boots up well enough
> > given the limited memory, but it still doesn't detect the ISA card
> > ethernet card.
> > (And I can't ping other machines, which can ping each other.)
> > Is there a how-to on getting ISA ethernet cards to work? At least
> > from within a knoppix shell I've got access to more things....
It's been a long time since I had to play with pnp network cards, so I
had to refresh my memory on the tricks we used to play. According to a
search on google , your card is an NE2000 compatible NIC, as revealed
by the RTL8019 marking on the chipset. This means the kernel module
you're looking for is probably 'ne' or 'ne2' in a 2.4 kernel or simply
'ne' in a 2.6 kernel.
Here's some information on making/using a boot floppy for your NIC:
Also, if you have the driver floppy that came with the NIC, the NIC has
jumpers on it, or you have a copy of win95/98 on that computer, you
should be able to set/find the irq and io address that it uses. This
information will be critical for a successful insmod of the appropriate