[K12OSN] Sis900 NIC and the "Media link off"-problem
odin at myeye.mine.nu
Wed Jan 26 20:44:51 UTC 2005
I"ve got several IBM NetVista X40 machines and they all got a SIS900 NIC (low profile
PCI). When I use etherboot (sis900:sis900) the card initializes, get the boot image
(pxelinux.0) from the dhcp and ends up with a "eth0: Media link off" when it should find
the 100mb full duplex media it connects to. If I use a floppy with the etherboot image I
get the "eth0: Media link off" and it tries to get an IP from the dhcp server, and
needless to say, that doesn"t work.
I've tried etherboot v5.3.12, 5.2.6 and 5.0.10 - all with the same result.
Is there anything I can do to make this work? I would love to use these
NetVista-machines as thin LTSP-clients...
"!" from Odin
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