[K12OSN] Re: Anyone using Compaq Deskpro 5133

John A. Smith jsmith at breakthroughministries.com
Wed Oct 27 23:02:12 UTC 2004

I've tried about 3 nics I have laying around (Adaptec, Kingston, 3c900b-tpo) and the onboard tlan. With a modified 3c900b-tpo etherboot disk from rom-o-matic, the card was recognized but hung trying to find the DHCP server.  

-john smith

----- Original Message -----
Dave Prentice wrote:
> >Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 13:25:23 -0500
> >From: "John A. Smith" <jsmith at breakthroughministries.com>
> >Subject: [K12OSN] Anyone using Compaq Deskpro 5133
> >I am setting up a lab and would like to use a couple of Compaq
> Deskpro 5133 machines I have laying around. However, I can't seem to
> get a nic to work in the thing.
> >Anyone out there using this box? If so:
> When you say the nic won't work, does it connect with the server at
> all? If it does but then hangs, you probably have a video problem
> rather than bad NICs. I was going nuts with Compaqs until I found out
> editing the vidlist file would make them boot OK.
> Dave Prentice
> prentice at instruction.com
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