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Old 04-21-2002, 03:17 AM   #1
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PLIP goes the weasel...

...if we can get it working.

Thanks to any of you pros who might take the time to help out a future Linux lover.

Attempting to complete install of Tiny Linux on laptop with AMD-486DX4 without CD-ROM using PLIP. We've got a working system, however cannot establish any kind of network connection to complete installation. Before reformatting the HD, Windows 98 reported 0x378 and no IRQ for LPT1. AMIBIOS confirms address 378 for parallel port. We have followed all the HOWTOs we can find. Here are the results of all commands.

cat /proc/parport/0/hardware
base: 0x378
irq: none
dma: none

insmod parport
/lib/modules/2.2.6/misc/parport.o: a module named parport
already exists

insmod parport_pc
/lib/modules/2.2.6/misc/parport_pc.o: a module named
parport_pc already exists

echo 7 > /proc/parport/0/irq
returns to # with no error

insmod plip
returns to # with no error

tail /var/log/messages
cs: memory probe 0x0d000-0x0dffff:clean
tty01 at 0x02f8 (irq=3) is a 16550A
ROOT LOGIN on 'tty1'
NET3 PLIP version 2.3-parport
plip0: Parallel port at 0x378, using IRQ 7

ifconfig plip0 pointopoint netmask up
returns to # with no error

ifconfig plip0
Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr FC:FC:7F:00:00:01
inet addr: P-t-P: Mask:
RX packets...................
TX packets...................
collisions:0 txqueuelen:10
Interrupt:7 Base address:0x378

ping: sendto: Invalid argument
ping: wrote 64 chars, ret=-1

route -n
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask .......................Iface UH 0 0 0 plip0 U 0 0 0 lo

Additional stuff: We tried running bootnet floppies for Redhat and Mandrake to see how PLIP would work. When doing Autoprobe, we received "Can't find the device on your system." Trying about any conceivable variation on manual configuration yielded the same result. BTW, we attempting to connect to a Win/DOS target.

Thanks so much if you managed to get this far, and even more if you have any ideas.


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