Installing second NIC Mandrake 8.2
Posted on 2002-06-12
I just bought a second network adapter card (Linksys PCI) in order to set up a home network to share printers
and cable modem service with a Win98 box downstairs.
When I boot with the second card inserted, the bios screen shows them on two different IRQ's, but when the boot process gets to the line "bringing up eth0", the computer hangs.whether I select
"configure" or "do nothing" from the popup Kudzu menu. eth0 is the current network card, which is connected
to the cable modem.
Both cards use the tulip driver.
I have tried several solutions I saw online, but none has worked. (I won't bore you with what I tried, since everything I tried was based on other people's problems).
I really need step-by-step advice to get the other added, configured and working, including what exactly
to add to modules.conf, lilo.conf, changes to BIOS settings, etc.
At this point, I haven't yet purchased the 4-port HUB (or a "crossover" wire) to acutally set up the network, so I really just need to make sure I have the second card installed correctly.