Subject: Re: -current install trouble
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John F. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 04/01/1999 10:03:22
>(2) Later, I tried an ftp installation (having brought the laptop home
> to where my build machine is). Unfortunately, this isn't working
> either: the laptop has a 3COM EtherLink III PCMCIA card, which appears
> to probe as "ep1", but when sysinst turns it on, it doesn't work;
> the little light on the ethernet connector blinks and nothing
Two further notes, which might be of interest:
The PC Card is labelled "3C589D"; this is sufficiently different from
a "3C589C" that Windows98 feels obliged to load a new driver for it
when swapped into another laptop that formerly had a 3C589C. Of
course, that could just be slovenly matching.
As to the IRQ allocation problem, I think NetBSD gave it IRQ9 all to itself,
but it's hard to tell without dmesg working...
I'll probably just have to borrow an external floppy and burn a CD
with the tar files (though I'll try again with the 589C card in case
there really is a difference which matters).