Debian on 1650 with e1000 (fwd)

G. Barros listmail at exodusgroup.net
Fri Mar 22 09:26:00 CST 2002


furthermore...

i just noticed that everything is real slow bc i keep getting hda timeouts 
on the non-existent ide controller...

can i simply disable ide searching through a boot: command??

-guil

At 11:16 PM 3/20/2002 -0600, Michael E Brown wrote:

>The problem you are having isn't a 64bit/32bit issue. It is a voltage
>issue. You can put 32bit PCI cards in 1650/1550, no problem. The problem
>is that you have to use "Universal" cards or "3.3volt" cards. If you have
>a 5volt PCI card, it won't fit (The cutouts on the card edge connector
>won't allow it to fit. The 1550/1650 only accept 3.3Volt cards.)  You can
>be assured that if your card physically fits (without a hammer :-), it
>should operate properly. I think this goes as well for the person having
>the issue with the Cyclades card.
>
>Here is a good article on the subject:
>http://www.win2000mag.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=9064
>
>--
>Michael Brown
>
>On Wed, 20 Mar 2002, G. Barros wrote:
>
> > thwarted again...
> >
> > it seems i got the version with the 64-bit only riser card... no 32-bit
> > slots....
> >
> > argh!
> >
> > -guil
> >
> > At 03:01 PM 3/20/2002 -0800, Neil Spring wrote:
> > >On Wed, Mar 20, 2002 at 04:50:10PM -0600, G. Barros wrote:
> > > > My issue is that the e1000 drivers arent in the deb boot disks because
> > > they
> > > > seem not to have been GPL'd... consequently i cant do a net 
> isntall. Right
> > >...
> > > > if anyone has any tips they would be appreciated...
> > >
> > >can you temporarily install a cheap fast ethernet card?
> > >
> > >it's nice that the 2550, although including the broadcom
> > >nic, has a well supported 100mbit intel nic there too for
> > >just this problem.
> > >
> > >-neil
> >
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