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Re: Debian Install: EN 2000 PnP network Card

James Cummings wrote:
On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 09:29:02 -0600, Jacob S <stormspotter@6texans.net> wrote:

On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 13:51:01 +0000
James Cummings <cummings.james@gmail.com> wrote:


I'm trying to install debian on an old machine with a
windows network card.  The card says on it:

EN2000 PnP
but also:
"Win 95 Plug & Play"

I believe this means it is probably impossible to get working.  When I
boot off my install floppies (current unstable installer) it doesn't
detect a network card.

In another console more /proc/pci doesn't list anything that looks
promising either.

Being that it says it's Win95 Plug & Play, I would guess that it's an
ISA card, not PCI. Is this right? If yes, you won't see it listed in
/proc/pci. Once you get Debian installed, isapnptools would be your
friend(in Sarge). Unfortunately I don't know much about
Debian-Installer's isa pnp support.

Ahh, that would make sense -- it does fit into a bigger slot than the
rest of the cards in the machine...

Also, does it really say EN2000 on the card or is it perhaps NE2000?

Triple checked, EN2000 PnP

"DC-101 YCL" and "RTL8019AS" marked on a number of other things.  I'm
guessing the latter is really the chipset.

NE2000 was a very common chipset in network cards for a while, in which
case you should definitely be able to get it working. If it's pci, it's
probably only a matter of loading the right module, but if it's isa pnp,
then it will be a bit more work.

Any more suggestions?

I had one going once using the ne driver.
I had to pass it the irq and io parameters to get it to work and at the time that meant getting the valuesby inserting the card into a windows machine. Thereafter the card works perfectly.


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