> I've got a static connection and cable modem. It worked fine before
> the upgrade (from a PPro FX440 chipset).
> I always get either a "device or resource busy" or
> Network is down
> Network is unreachable
> error if I try to bring the ethernet connection up manually. Using
a value of "yes" will leave most PCI devices uninitialized. Windows 95
and later as PnP-aware OS can handle this but Linux on x86 needs the
PCI-BIOS to do the initialization.