Subject: Re: NewbieQ:How to add a Ethernet adapter to NetBSD?
To: LiaoBaiping <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-install
Date: 12/19/2000 21:32:36
On Tue, Dec 19, 2000 at 03:55:57PM +0900, LiaoBaiping wrote:
> Hi,All:
>     I am new to NetBSD.
>     I have a PC installed NetBSD Ver 1.4.2, but the Ethernet adapter had
> been changed by somebody.
> and now I can't use any networking function. So I want to install this card
> to netbsd. I foud the card(ISA BUS) is "AMD PCNET FAMILY ETERNET
> ADAPTER(PCI-ISA)"( I see this in windows setup,I can used it in  Win98 ),and
> on the boot of NetBSD I can see the message as bellow:
>             isapnp0 at isa0 port 0x279: ISA Plug 'n Play device support
>             isapnp0:read port 0x203
>             isapnp0:<MELCO LGY-VI Network Adapter,BUF0001,PNP828c,>port
> 0x240/24 irq 5
>             drq 3 not configured.
>     I found NetBSD(Ver1.4.2) support"AMD LANCE and PCnet-Based ISA Ethernet
> adapters",but Can this adapter be supported by NetBSD in my PC? If it can
> and how will I do?
>     Any help would be appreciated.Thanks for your time.

What NetBSD verion are you using ?
It's possible that NetBSD doesn't know about this card, but if it's a AMD
PCNET it should just be a matter of adding something is a table.
Any chance to put it in non PnP mode and assign it port 0x320 irq 9 drq 7 ?
Then NetBSD should probe it without changes.

Manuel Bouyer <>