This morning I attempted to install NetBSD 1.0 on my 486DX2-66 desktop PC.
For convenience we ftp'd the binaries from ftp.netbsd.org to a Sun SPARC 20
on our local network so that we could transfer the files by NFS or by faster,
When NetBSD booted with the install diskettes, it reported my NE2000+ network
card as ed2 at 0x300 and IRQ 10. Partitioning of the hard disk went ok.
I then used "ifconfig 123.456.78.9" to set an IP address for the card, which
also returned no errors. However, when I then tried to use either ftp or
an NFS mount, either one produced the error message "ed2: device timeout".
I tried this all a couple of times in a row, attempting both ftp and NFS,
and coldbooting the network card, all with the same results.
The only thing I can think of if that the IRQ might be non-standard as far
as what NetBSD expects; however, I don't see anything in the INSTALL doc
that covers feeding it a different value.
Can anyone suggest any possible relief for this problem? Thanks for any