Subject: FTP install of i386-1.5 with legacy NICs
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: tester 777 <email@example.com>
Date: 03/09/2001 11:23:41
I'm trying to get NetBSD 1.5 on a 486/DX 50 via FTP install over the lan
from another box that's sharing the CD (via FTP). I have no way of
installing a cdrom drive in the target 486 box which would seem to leave me
only with some sort of remote install.
The motherboard has no pci bus of course and 7 isa slots. All are filled.
1st slot contains a promise IDE controller which is connecting a WD-Caviar
162meg drive and a Samsung 520meg. The next slot contains a 1meg trident
VGA video card. The rest are filled with the remaining 10megabit Ethernet
NICs i could come up with. (2 intel EtherExpress, one nameless card, and 2
3com EtherLink II cards [rev A and E] )
I boot from floppy and the drives partition fine. Once, at packet
installation however, selecting ftp renders an error indication:
"I can not find any network interfaces for use by NetBSD. You will be
returned to the previous menu. "
Is there any way to get NetBSD to detect and utilize any of these cards for
install? i've plugged them all seperately into the Ethernet switch and all
produce a link light.
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