Subject: enet card - invalid packet length 0
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Dave Roethig <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/20/1995 18:03:39

I've been having a great deal of trouble getting
a SMC 8216 ethernet card to work on a new Pentium
100MHz running NetBSD 1.0.

I've tried all the configurations possible but
always get the message:
edx:  NIC memory corrupt - invalid packet length 0

Where is this error coming from??

One further point:  when I boot from the installation/update
disk(s), everything is ok.  Why would this problem
occur when booting from the hard disk??

This card works fine in another machine (with another
motherboard).  Is the problem card dependant?

I also had this exact problem with a WD8003 on
a 486.  Similarities??

Any help is greatfully accepted!