Subject: Re: FTP install of i386-1.5 with legacy NICs
To: tester 777 <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/09/2001 13:59:34
	Have you tried with each network card on its own?
	Also - are the card spicked up ny any other OS (maybe test in
	another box)

		David/absolute		-- No hype required --

On Fri, 9 Mar 2001, tester 777 wrote:

> 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.
> thanks,
> Brad
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