Debian on 1650 with e1000 (fwd)

G. Barros listmail at exodusgroup.net
Fri Mar 22 09:49:00 CST 2002


not installing off cd, no cd in drive, installing off network.

just trying to figure out why im having a problem with hda ...
doesnt seem like the cable is loose...

-guil

At 09:29 AM 3/22/2002 -0600, Michael_E_Brown at Dell.com wrote:
>Yes, 1650 has an IDE controller. The CD-ROM is connected to it. I don't know
>how you would tell Debian not to use it. You may want to try "ide=nodma".
>Are you installing debian off of a CD?
>--
>Michael
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: G. Barros [mailto:listmail at exodusgroup.net]
> > Sent: Friday, March 22, 2002 9:27 AM
> > To: Michael E Brown; linux-poweredge at exchange.dell.com
> > Subject: Re: Debian on 1650 with e1000 (fwd)
> >
> >
> > 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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