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Old 09-08-2003, 08:10 PM   #1
frankpledge
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Question getting eth0 & usb zip up and running


Hello,

I posted before but got no response. Maybe cuz I'm SO newbie-esqe. sorry.

I'm gonna try again, and simplify my qustion.

Linux seems to SEE the network card, brand, and driver is installed (tulip for the linksys) but it cannot be activated.

same for my usb zip - it identifies it as 250 zip etc, but cannot be mounted.

i'm doing SOMETHING terribly wrong and or dumb. I would LOVE any help, thoughts or a push towards books or tutorials that would straighten me out.

last thing:

I'm going on line via router, and I have some irq error messages of some sort when I boot - although RH9 does in fact boot and work.

thank you very much.
fp
 
Old 09-09-2003, 06:33 AM   #2
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Re: getting eth0 & usb zip up and running

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Originally posted by frankpledge
Hello,


Linux seems to SEE the network card, brand, and driver is installed (tulip for the linksys) but it cannot be activated.

First: What distro are you using?
Next: Try ifconfig to see whether it's realy up or not. Furter more I need to have a distro name....

same for my usb zip - it identifies it as 250 zip etc, but cannot be mounted.

Hmm try this, it might be possible that you're trying to mount a incorrect file-system (what is actually the error message you get?? And as what device name is beeing indentifyed??)

mount -t msdos /dev/device-name /mnt/cdrom (or something else)

i'm doing SOMETHING terribly wrong and or dumb. I would LOVE any help, thoughts or a push towards books or tutorials that would straighten me out.

Please if you report an error message, report it complete, that will make life easyer :-P

last thing:

I'm going on line via router, and I have some irq error messages of some sort when I boot - although RH9 does in fact boot and work.

Hmmm More info ...

thank you very much.
fp
 
Old 09-09-2003, 08:42 AM   #3
frankpledge
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redhat 9



let's start with the failure stuff during boot. I get:

hda: IRQ probe failed (0xfef8)
no response (status=0x0a)

same with hdb

hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: timeout waiting for dma

(these are not all one after the other, but that's what I get.)

Now in network configuration tools. when I try to 'activate' it says:

/sbin/ifup:configuration for eth0 not found.

again I have a lynksys 10/100 pci card (it worked last time I used it in windows) and am running a freshly installed RH9

the zip message may be a media thing. does this mean that I cannot use zips to xfer windows docs (excel/word/pics)? i will try a fresh zip disc and format it via linux and see.

thanks very much
fp
 
Old 09-09-2003, 02:40 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by frankpledge
redhat 9


let's start with the failure stuff during boot. I get:

hda: IRQ probe failed (0xfef8)
no response (status=0x0a)

same with hdb

hdc: drive not ready for command
hdc: timeout waiting for dma

(these are not all one after the other, but that's what I get.)

Now in network configuration tools. when I try to 'activate' it says:

/sbin/ifup:configuration for eth0 not found.

again I have a lynksys 10/100 pci card (it worked last time I used it in windows) and am running a freshly installed RH9

the zip message may be a media thing. does this mean that I cannot use zips to xfer windows docs (excel/word/pics)? i will try a fresh zip disc and format it via linux and see.

thanks very much
fp
Hmm Ohow that doesn't sound sweat ....) Well the networkcard might be something to do with a config file located on the disk. So first we'll need to mount the file-system properly ......

The zip stuff, it also might be relivated to disk configs...

Heh what kind of kernel are you using? There are known IDE problems with the 2.4.21 kernel. To get known what kernel version you're using type: uname -r Search the RedHat support for a patch or downgrade the kernel to 2.4.20 (but note that this kernel needs to be patched because of the ptracebug)

Good luck

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