Subject: Re: fxp0 nic and the 82562
To: Felix Deichmann <>
From: Mark Randelhoff <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 07/07/2004 16:28:30
Thanks for your pointer ! Sorry I did not see it in the archive myself.

At 04:27 PM 7/7/04, Felix Deichmann wrote:
>Mark Randelhoff wrote:
>>I had a preinstalled NetBSD 1.6.2_Stable drive which I used to boot the 
>>motherboard. On the first boot there was a warning regarding the EEPROM 
>>and an instruction to reset the system before using the nic.
>>On the second boot the same warning appeared but the mac address was set 
>>from what looks a valid address to all 0xF's.
>>The two boot excerpts shown below are from exactly the same machine - the 
>>second boot following the first by about 5 minutes.
>Oh my...
>Search for "NetBSD ruined 
>my NIC??"
>Quite a long thread, but there is some kind of fix/repair mentioned for 
>your (probably) damaged EEPROM.
>Good luck!