Linux: slackware 1.2.13 installations

Linux: slackware 1.2.13 installations

Post by sham khali » Tue, 10 Sep 1996 04:00:00



I'm trying Linux on my 386 PC.  It has 8 MB RAM, 85 MB of Harddisk, NE2000
compatible Ethernet card and no CD ROM.  I don't want to do anything fancy.
 I just need to learn how to set up e-mail and network.  I think this
machine could do it.  

I choose Slackware 1.2.13 distribution I got it on CD-ROM and copy them on
diskettes.  My fisrt try, I use bare.gz boot kernel. Yes I did not have
trouble with installation, but there was a massage saying
        FDC 0 is A 8272A
        No BIOS32  extension present. This release still depend on it. Sorry.
What is this mean? Have any idea?
I can not configure network.  No device for eth0 in /dev.

I try another installation,  Now I use scsinet1.gz.  During the first boot
(using diskette) the kernel recognize my Ethernet card.

        NE*000 Ethernet probe at 0x300, 00 EC ....
        eth0 : NE2000 found at 0x300 using IRQ 10
And the BIOS32 warning still present.  The installation was a breeze.  I
did the whole setup including the network setup.  I rebooted.

Now the eth0 is gone.  During boot up I got this message.
        SIOCSIFADDR : no such device
        SIOCSIFBRADDR : no such device
        SIOCSIFNETMASK : no such device
        SIOCADDRT : network is unreachable
        SIOCADDRT : network is unreachable

I also cannot find /dev/eth0

Now, Any advice for this poor novice. Thank you.

--
sham khalil

 
 
 

Linux: slackware 1.2.13 installations

Post by sham khali » Tue, 10 Sep 1996 04:00:00


My mistake, My hand is much slower than my head.

I actually have Linux 1.2.13 and Slackware 3.0

--
sham khalil


 
 
 

Linux: slackware 1.2.13 installations

Post by Perry Gri » Wed, 11 Sep 1996 04:00:00


|> I'm trying Linux on my 386 PC.  It has 8 MB RAM, 85 MB of Harddisk, NE2000
|> compatible Ethernet card and no CD ROM.  I don't want to do anything fancy.
|>
|> I choose Slackware 1.2.13 distribution I got it on CD-ROM and copy them on
|> diskettes.  My fisrt try, I use bare.gz boot kernel. Yes I did not have
|> trouble with installation, but there was a massage saying
|>   FDC 0 is A 8272A
|>   No BIOS32  extension present. This release still depend on it. Sorry.
|> What is this mean? Have any idea?
|> I can not configure network.  No device for eth0 in /dev.

The BIOS32 message indicated the kernel you are running was compiled
to support a PCI system.  386s do not have PCI.  You can just live
with the message until you get around to compiling your own kernel.

|>
|> I try another installation,  Now I use scsinet1.gz.  During the first boot
|> (using diskette) the kernel recognize my Ethernet card.
|>
|>   NE*000 Ethernet probe at 0x300, 00 EC ....
|>   eth0 : NE2000 found at 0x300 using IRQ 10
|> And the BIOS32 warning still present.  The installation was a breeze.  I
|> did the whole setup including the network setup.  I rebooted.
|>
|> Now the eth0 is gone.  During boot up I got this message.
|>   SIOCSIFADDR : no such device
|>   SIOCSIFBRADDR : no such device
|>   SIOCSIFNETMASK : no such device
|>   SIOCADDRT : network is unreachable
|>   SIOCADDRT : network is unreachable
|>
|> I also cannot find /dev/eth0

SIO is (I believe) a serial I/O message.  I got these once
and do not remember the cause or how I got them to go away.
They do not normally happen if you have a good clean install.

Your ethernet problem is probably caused from one thing.
The kernel you run off of the boot floppy, when you do the
install, is not the same kernel that is put on your hard
drive.

You want to make sure that the files you copy from the CD
onto floppy (not boot floppy) include the correct kernel.
If you had a little more experience, this would be fairly
easy to fix.

You could try this: (1) boot from the hard disk, (2) mount
the boot floppy, which is probably a minix filesystem (try
"mount -t minix /dev/fd0 /mnt"), (3) copy the kernel from
the floppy (/mnt/vmlinuz) onto your root partition (/),
(4) unmount the floppy (try "umount /dev/fd0"), (5) edit
/etc/lilo.conf to include an entry for the kernel you just
copied, (5) run /sbin/lilo, and (6) reboot from the hard
drive.

You could call your new kernel something other than vmlinuz,
keeping your original kernel on the hard drive, and be able
to boot either one from the lilo prompt, if you want.

|> Now, Any advice for this poor novice. Thank you.

At this rate, you will not ba a novice for very long!

|> --
|> sham khalil

Perry Grieb
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Perry Grieb

 
 
 

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