eth0 FAILED on 3c509, RH 6.2, tried everything?

eth0 FAILED on 3c509, RH 6.2, tried everything?

Post by Mr Blac » Thu, 18 May 2000 04:00:00



Im trying to get my netcard to connect to the DHCP server on my
network. Gateway, DNS, subnet... will be filled in by the DHCP server,
I'm hoping. The card has worked in RedHat before, but RH6.2 doesn't
like it for some reason.

The card is an ISA 3com 3c509b in NON-PnP mode. Set to io=300 and
irq=5 by the DOS utility.

In RH 5.1, the installer asked to setup networking during the install,
and I was online after my first boot. But in RH 6.2 (fresh install,
custom) it never asked about my NIC or anything about networking. I
thought that was strange, so I said to myself "oh, I'll just add the
module in /etc/conf.modules"...

After the install I tried add 3c509 support with the little networking
knowledge I know, this is what I did. I added the 3c509 module to
'conf.modules' and ran 'modprobe eth0'.

:/etc/conf.modules
alias eth0 3c509
options eth0 io=0x300 irq=5

:modprobe eth0
:dmesg | tail
eth0: 3c509 at 0x300 tag 1, 10baseT port, address  00 60 08 3a d5 82,

eth0: Setting Rx mode to 1 addresses.
eth0: Setting Rx mode to 0 addresses.
eth0: Setting Rx mode to 1 addresses.

I ran 'netconf' and told eth0 about DHCP, I double checked with the
'if-conf.eth0,' everything looked nornmal. I reboot, and 'eth0
FAILED.' Then I thought it might be the 'options eth0 io=blah blah' in
the conf.modules file, so I removed it. 'modprobe eth0' returned the
same thing. Reboot, hang, No net!

Then I tried configuring 'eth0' with the 'Network Configuration' tool
in X. Set 'eth0' to DHCP and pressed 'Activate,' it hung like a rhino,
and then gave me nothing, no IP, no Gateway. I've tried 'netconfig',
checking the DHCP box, when I do that it jumps to console and hangs.

:netconfig
eth0: Setting RX mode to 0 addresses.
eth0: Setting TX mode it 1 addresses.
**HANG**

:ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:60:08:3A:D5:82  
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:20 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
          Interrupt:5 Base address:0x300

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:3924  Metric:1
          RX packets:18 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:18 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0

It's obvious the NIC is working, but how do I get DHCP working with
it?
--
Patrick

 
 
 

eth0 FAILED on 3c509, RH 6.2, tried everything?

Post by Jim Kip » Sat, 20 May 2000 04:00:00


take out the options line in conf.modules. goto
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-etho
make sure there is a line
onboot=yes
bootproto=dhcp

> Im trying to get my netcard to connect to the DHCP server on my
> network. Gateway, DNS, subnet... will be filled in by the DHCP server,
> I'm hoping. The card has worked in RedHat before, but RH6.2 doesn't
> like it for some reason.

> The card is an ISA 3com 3c509b in NON-PnP mode. Set to io=300 and
> irq=5 by the DOS utility.

> In RH 5.1, the installer asked to setup networking during the install,
> and I was online after my first boot. But in RH 6.2 (fresh install,
> custom) it never asked about my NIC or anything about networking. I
> thought that was strange, so I said to myself "oh, I'll just add the
> module in /etc/conf.modules"...

> After the install I tried add 3c509 support with the little networking
> knowledge I know, this is what I did. I added the 3c509 module to
> 'conf.modules' and ran 'modprobe eth0'.

> :/etc/conf.modules
> alias eth0 3c509
> options eth0 io=0x300 irq=5

> :modprobe eth0
> :dmesg | tail
> eth0: 3c509 at 0x300 tag 1, 10baseT port, address  00 60 08 3a d5 82,

> eth0: Setting Rx mode to 1 addresses.
> eth0: Setting Rx mode to 0 addresses.
> eth0: Setting Rx mode to 1 addresses.

> I ran 'netconf' and told eth0 about DHCP, I double checked with the
> 'if-conf.eth0,' everything looked nornmal. I reboot, and 'eth0
> FAILED.' Then I thought it might be the 'options eth0 io=blah blah' in
> the conf.modules file, so I removed it. 'modprobe eth0' returned the
> same thing. Reboot, hang, No net!

> Then I tried configuring 'eth0' with the 'Network Configuration' tool
> in X. Set 'eth0' to DHCP and pressed 'Activate,' it hung like a rhino,
> and then gave me nothing, no IP, no Gateway. I've tried 'netconfig',
> checking the DHCP box, when I do that it jumps to console and hangs.

> :netconfig
> eth0: Setting RX mode to 0 addresses.
> eth0: Setting TX mode it 1 addresses.
> **HANG**

> :ifconfig
> eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:60:08:3A:D5:82
>           UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>           RX packets:20 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>           TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
>           Interrupt:5 Base address:0x300

> lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
>           inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
>           UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:3924  Metric:1
>           RX packets:18 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>           TX packets:18 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:0

> It's obvious the NIC is working, but how do I get DHCP working with
> it?
> --
> Patrick


 
 
 

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