Hi there all you linux gurus (I hope!)
I'm trying to install Redhat 6.0 on a standard machine with a
3com 905B-TX network card.
I boot the bootnet floppy in expert mode and chose to install via ftp
so far so good, I also chose the 3com 90x (Boomerang) driver for
installation even though the installation program suggests the 3C509
Anyway I enter the Static IP address information as it should be
entered. Then I click OK and get the following error message and the
SIOCADDR: Network is unreachable
After reading other questions in similar newsgroups I figured out that
this happens when the gateway is not found. So looking at the other
consoles I see that the card is properly found but when initialized with
the Static IP address information I provided, the gateway and dns
address has been changed into
xxx.yyy.[subnet].0 and xxx.yyy.[subnet].255 which is not what I entered.
Does anyone know why this happens? Why would the installation program
change the values I entered? Makes no sence to me!
Please post replies to newsgroup and mail, thanks!
Lule? university of technology