Linux on a Compact with Linksys

Posted on 2000-01-06
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Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I have installed Linux Mandrake 6.5 on my spare Compaq computer.  I have hopes to network it with my e-machine which is running Windows 98 version one.

My question relates to the installation of the Linksys EtherFast 10/100 Lan Card, on my Compaq running Linux Mandrake.  I have been given the following directions and have also tried everything I know(which seems to be very little at this point), to find my networking solution.

1)  logg in as root type and enter "mount -t msdos/dev/fd0/mnt"

2)  then type and enter "cd linux"

3)   type and enter "cd tulip.c/usr/src/linux/net/inet"

4)  type and enter "gcc -DMODUAL-D_KERNEL_ -l/usr/src/linux/net/inet-WALL-Wstrict-prototypes-O6-c tulip.c [-f/usr/include/linux/modversion.h]&& echo-DMODVERSIONS"

5)  Type and enter "Cp tulip.o/lib/modules/kernel_version/net"

6)  Type and enter "Depmod -a" and then "Modprobe tulip.o


Anyway, after I log into Mandrake in the KDE mode, I open the Konsole.  When I try to complete step number 2), Linux replys with, "No such file or directory".  It appears to be "overlooking" my floppy drive, which contains the disk with the tulip driver??  Can you give me some specific guidence?

Any help is appreciated!


Question by:browerjason

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biard earned 80 total points
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Uh, Did you install the card before you installed Linux?  If so, it should have automatically loaded the tulip driver.  If not, you should still be able to do it without loading it as a module.  It ought to be compiled into the kernel.  From a shell prompt run the command:


This should open the network configuration control panel.  Click "Interfaces" and if there is not any eth* interfaces (where * is a number) listed, choose "Add" and then choose "eth".  Continue the configuration.  Give your card an ip address like and make up a domain name for your intranet as well.  Also, select the option to start the interface at boot time.  After you are done, save the changes.  Then, highlight the interface eth0 in the list and click "activate".  Then, from a shell prompt, type the following command:


You should see packet transfers.  This ip address corresponds to the local machine (i.e. sending info to itself).  If you get responses, you are all set.  Otherwise, there may be other things to configure.

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Yes, thank you very, very very, much!!

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