I have an old 486 I a trying to re-intall Linux on (bought a new HD and
gave away the old one with a 0.99pl15 kernel...)
I have Redhat 5.1 and an SMC EtherEZ card (serial 8416-T-A-4696).
I already have Win98 installed and networked properly (someone else did
it; yes, I want to keep Win98 thanks). Win98 says that the network card is
installed to use IRQ 11 and has an IO range of 0240 to 025F.
During the Redhat installation, I tried to use the default Redhat "detect
this card" setting, but had no success letting it autoprobe. Can I maybe
get it to go somehow by using one of the named SMC cards and providing
appropriate options settings? Any other ideas?
Based on a cursory reading of FAQs and HOWTOs, I tried setting the options
to "irq=11 io=0x240" but that didn't work. Then I managed to hang the
install (and all of the HD setup was lost...). Should I just install w/o
networking enabled and tweak it later? If so, how? (or, where should I
Thanks for any help.
-- Mike G.