Can't disable PNP with Phoenix BIOS
I saw a question similar to this one addressed in an earlier thread. When trying to get on the network with Fedora I received a "SIOCSIFFLAGS" error. I read in the earlier thread that this was most likely a hardware problem requiring me to disable PNP, but my version of Phoenix BIOS does not seem to allow me to do this. According to compaq's tech support (I'm using a Compaq Presario 1700t), I have a custom BIOS that may not allow PNP to be disabled in the BIOS.
I asked if there was any way to get around the issue, and I was told that "HP does not support Red Hat," and that they do "not have the
data base to support it" either.
I have tried pretty much everything I can think of to fix this problem, but I'm fairly new to linux and I was hoping someone might have some advice.