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Old 12-14-2003, 06:42 PM   #1
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gentoo on cyrix...bleh HELP!

got gentoo finally crammed into my box. old box...cyrix mII 233, 256 sdram. getting the kinda common devfs error, and no eth0. this is making my peanuts retreat into the fleshy pit from whence they came. help. fstab is ok, net config stuff is good. did all updating and emerging from ftp, for gods sakes. now, bleh. base system. no net. recompiling now with built in support for my 8139 card. we'll see. any ideas, please respond.
Old 12-14-2003, 09:47 PM   #2
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Well, if you managed to get gentoo set up on a system like that, you must be a miracle worker. I can't even manage to set up X properly, let alone get anything else emerged etc.

So the only advice that I'm qualified to give is to search here. there's absolutely tonnes of stuff, if you understand it (which I don't, but that's probably more to do with me being thick )

good luck


Old 12-14-2003, 10:40 PM   #3
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as far as i know, other linux flavor wont work with cyrix...i tried to install RH several times in cyrix but unsuccessful...!

try to use intel processor

good luck!
Old 12-14-2003, 11:25 PM   #4
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no miracle, just a fun project. debian is up and running beautifullly on this old nec versa 4000c p75 w/24m of ram. maybe i should have gone for debian. hmmm.
Old 12-15-2003, 04:21 PM   #5
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If you get the 8139 working, I would be interested in your kernel configuration settings. I have an RTL-8139 card in one system and a RTL-8139 on the motherboard on another. Neither can access the network when I rebuild the kernel. They are recognized at boot time though.

Old 12-15-2003, 06:40 PM   #6
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well, i got the darn thing configged, and man compiled the kernel, but i got pissed and went to debian. heh heh. i'm compiling sarge as we type. i'll let ya know how it works out. gotta love that cyrix instead, eh? lol


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