I have an ne2000 clone that had been working wonderfully until yesterday.
It has suddenly been rendered undetectable at boot. I have Win95 on another
partition, and the card still works fine there. My Linux is Caldera
OpenLinux Lite 1.1: a 2.0.29 kernel.
The Ethernet HOWTO suggested I pass LILO some boot line parameters, which
I did (ether=12,0x300,eth0), but that had no effect. The same boot
messages appear as before. They are:
Mounting local filesystems...
/proc on /proc type proc (rw)
SIOCSIFADDR: no such device
SIOCSIFNETMASK: no such device
SIOCSIFBRDADDR: no such device
SIOCADDRT: no such device
Mounting remote filesystems...
This happened once a few months back. I re-installed Caldera 1.1 to get
the card back, but I lost a lot of work :-<
If anyone has suggestions for recovering the use of my NIC without
reinstalling, I'd appreciate it. Many thanks.