RE: YDL and RealTekFE551 ethernet
Subject: RE: YDL and RealTekFE551 ethernet
From: david bourke (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed May 16 2001 - 06:59:31 MDT
>From: "Chris Ruprecht"
>Subject: RE: YDL and RealTekFE551 ethernet
>Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 08:22:30 -0400
>As far as I know, the IP address to the NIC is assigned at boot time and
>depends on your configuration. I went through this stuff about 2 weeks
>ago on my RedHat box and I believe, YDL is very similar. What you need
>to do is a:
>where you can set the IP address or tell it to get one via DHCP. I did
>this on my PB G3 and my old 9600 a while back but I use static IP
>addresses in the 192.168.0 network.
>What makes me extremely uncomfortable with the Network cards is the
>dynamic assignment of the names (eth0, eth1, ...). I have 2 cards in my
>RedHat machine, a 3Com 3C905 and a RT8139 based card. With kernel
>2.2.17, which came with RedHat 7.0, both are seen at boot time, the RT
>first, then the 3Com. After I built a new kernel (2.2.19 I think it was)
>with IP firewalling installed, the RT was no longer detected and the
>3Com became eth0. Now, nothing worked any more due to the fact that the
>3Com is connected to the cable modem and the RT is connected to the
>local LAN. It took about 4 hours to get the system back to where it was
>before I started fiddling with all the stuff ... what a mess!
>As to the system info which scrolls past to fast, have a look into
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Sean O. Denney [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2001 6:26 AM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: YDL and RealTekFE551 ethernet
> > Hi everyone...
> > It's been awhile since I've tried to get YDL on my old 6400/200, but I
> > really need linux and I don't want to tie up my brand new computer
> > with it.
> > The problem i was having in the past was that the MacSense 10/100 NIC
> > wan't being recognized by YDL, but it works fine in MacOS. So, until
> > recently, my 6400/200 was a stand alone box (which, for linux, really
> > sucks).
> > I have recently come into some time to sit down and work at this
> > problem. So here is what I did:
> > 1. I found a discussion on this problem on the YDL mailing lists.
> > 2. I found an install guide to build the rtl8139 driver into a module.
> > 3. When I first boot linux, the hardware info scrolls by too fast for
> > me to see any of it (If anyone know where this info is stored after
> > boot, I would really appreciate it).
> > 4. I do "ifconfig -a" but eth# is not listed.
> > 5. I do "ifconfig eth0 up" and then eth0 is listed.
> > Now, I'm not new to linux/unix, but when it comes to networking I'm
> > not all too comfortable.
> > My setup is as follows:
> > DSL from BellSouth runs into a LinkSys Etherfast 4-Port DSL
> > Switched Router. The local IP addressing is dynamic, so I will need
> > YDL to obtain it's local IP from the router.
> > My questions basically are:
> > 1. How do I get YDL to obtain it's IP from the router?; and
> > 2. What do I need to do once my NIC/YDL has obtained an IP?
> > Any would would be greatly appreciated.
> > Thanks in advance
> > --- Sean Denney
in addition to /var/log/messages you can type dmesg at the command prompt. this will display everything that flies by on the screen during boot.
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