[K12OSN] Please help

Rita Gibson rgibson57 at earthlink.net
Tue Mar 13 16:16:06 UTC 2007

The on-board NIC's on Dell Desktops are disabled in the BIOS. Did you 
check the Compaq Bios?

Rita Gibson

Janis Locs wrote:
> I have a Problem with client Hardware Compaq Deskpro  in a the Linux 
> class, which arrange.
> In Class I utillize K12LTSP, what is based on RedHat Fedora Linux 
> (Core 6) and the LTSP terminal server
> packages.
> This machine has a NIC PCnet32 onboard without any LTSP compatible boot
> possibility.
> So I have built in a 3com 905-TXM for PXe booting (tested also other). 
> This works fine. But:
> When the /linuxrc starts it only searches for the onboard card, and
> than of course it quits with kernel Panic - because this card is not
> plugged...
> What I have tried:
> I have disabled the onboard NIC - without any Success - tricky Linux is
> finding it
> What that I do?
> Thanks
> I am K12OSN list member
> Jānis from Appe secondary school
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