eth0 device problem when booting
After installing Slackware 8.1 on my extra computer, I'm having problems booting. What will happen is that it will get stuck configuring the ethernet device. If the NIC is connected, it will try and set the mode to full duplex, and then just sit there. If the NIC is disconnected, it will hang trying to establish contact with the DHCP server. I have a Netgear FA310 card connecting to a Netgear MR314 Router. When I set up Slackware, I believe it chose the "tulip.o" driver for this device. I went ahead and reinstalled, bypassing the network setup, so I can actually get into the OS now. However, I'm afraid if I re-enable the networking, it will hang up again.
Help would be appreciated!
P.S. I don't have a floppy drive, so I can't make a boot disk. If I copy my current kernel to another directory, and then set it up in LILO, will I still run into the Networking problem even if I boot to that kernel? I'm still new to the rc.x files vis a vis the kernel, so I'm not sure.