Linux 5.2 NFS image Installation with 3com mca card
Posted on 1998-12-14
I need some assistance in installing Linux 5.2 using the NFS images.
I just got the Red Hat Linux 5.2 package with the CD and boot disk. I am currently trying to install linux
into my 386 IBM PS/2 computer with the 3com 3c529 ethernet card. There is no cdrom on this machine,
thus I am using the nfs image which will connect to my other computer with the cdrom. I have a hub
wherein the computer with the cdrom is connected to.
My problem is the boot disk cannot probe the 3com card. I also tried putting the module option as such: io=0x200 irq=3; eth=3,0x200,1,eth0; and many other combination and it didn't work.
The 3com card is detected by the reference disk of IBM model 55 with the following info:
Slot2: 3com 3c520 tp Adapter , i/o 200h - 20fh , irq 3
I have read somewhere in some linux site, that there is a patch, and I downloaded the patch, but What
do I do with the patch to make the boot disk recognize the 3com card? I also think my problem may only be giving the wrong option. What option argument is needed for an IBM model 55 with 3com 3c529 ethernet card?
Hope you can assist me on this. Thanks.