I am trying to install Linux (Caldera OpenLinux Lite 1.2) on a couple of old
486s that have survived their M$ bloatware days, and are due to retire to a
peaceful Linux world. Anyway, they functioned well on my small LAN using a
old Novell/Anthem (8bit ISA cards w/ BNC connectors) network cards. These
worked fine in win95, but I cannot seem to get the ne.c module to initialize
and consequently talk to my local LAN. I tried with each card, different
slots different machines, with the various settings.
I noticed that during the setup of the module I could put in free form
parameters, but I don't know the syntax for that field. Anyway I know I can
buy a pair of new cards for less than 30 bucks, and I probably will if all
else fails, I just kinda wanted to have the satisfaction of using the good
old stuff in these classic machines.