I have a Asus pent III motherboard and it allows me to do this.
Your network is setup in the following files,(in RedHat, and I'm sure that
Mandrake uses the same
/etc/modules.conf is where your nic is called to load the driver module.
example " alias eth0 linksys"
if linksys is the name of the correct driver for your nic. the drivers are
located at, In Redhat.
/lib/modules/2.4.2-2/kernel/drivers/net check and see what your kernel ver.
is and replace the 2.4.2-2.
LOL Jim Tate
I have just installed Mandrake 8.0 on my system, which is a P3-450, 256MB
RAM, DSL connection, which uses DHCP.
I have setup things ok, and can access internet, although I had to
configure network by hand.
I have set the networking service to start at boot time, But it always
fails to start and I get "eth0, delaying startup" or something very
similar. After I login if I become "su" and then do "ifup
eth0" I again get the same "delaying eth0 startup" message. But if I run
the Mandrake Contrll Center, and in the networking area try to connect
from there, without needing to reconfigure anything, my network starts up
I want the network to be up and running when I startup my PC, and I have
failed to figure out how to do that. Any help would be greatly