Subject: Re: i386: ethernet problems with 1.3_ALPHA boot image?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <Havard.Eidnes@runit.sintef.no>
Date: 11/05/1997 18:04:41
> Additional clue: ever time I run ping I always get:
> ping: failed to clear cached route: network is unreachable
> ed2: device timeout
The first one is probably caused by your failure to ifconfig
lo0. Do "ifconfig lo0 inet 127.0.0.1" and that error message
should go away (I hope).
The second error is probably caused by a more "real" problem.
Things to try (from own experience):
o Experiment with the setting of the "link0" or "-link0"
ifconfig flags. I can't easily see from reading the driver
source (or the man page, for that matter) which setting you
need to use for the different media types. I do however know
that I need "-link0" for using 10baseT on my machine.
o If your ethernet interface is "acting up" on you, you can try
to rerun the soft configuration utility. Go to SMCs ftp
server at ftp://ftp.smc.com/pub/nics/utilities/ and get
setup.exe, put it on a bootable MS-DOS floppy drive and tweak
Oh, BTW, I didn't see the SMC card in the 1.2.1 boot messages you