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Posted on 2006-11-08
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Hi:
I have my Solaris 10 x86 system up and running for more than a year using a 3COM 3C905CX-TX-M Network Interface Card.  However this NIC has failed and I replaced it with a 3C905-TX and I can't get the system running over the LAN again.

I'm looking for idiot-proof step-by-step assistance on getting my system running over Ethernet again.

Thanks
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by:yuzh
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You have changed you NIC card, make sure your NIC card is on the Solaris 10 (Intel) hardware support list:

   http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/hcl/

You need to reconfigure the kernal, have a look at the following page to learn more:
http:Q_20667493.html
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by:Coolmain
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My NIC is on the HCL.

But a b -r doesn't make it work.

I know the NIC is working because when I configure the BIOS at boot time to boot from a MSoft XP hard drive - it works fine.
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by:yuzh
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login as root, and type in "ifconfig -a" to see if the system can see your new NIC
or check the /var/adm/messages file for the new interface card name.

You need to create an /etc/hostname.interface  file (replace  interface with your new
interface card name)

eg:
you old NIC name is iprb0, the newone is iprb2 , you do
cp /etc/hostname.iprb0 /etc/hostname.iprb2

and then reboot the box, please repace iprbX with the real NIC name in your system.
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If you have trouble to find out what the NIC interface name, you can try to run:
1) /usr/sbin/sys-unconfig
2)  reboot
3) boot the system and redefine your hostnam, networks by answering the boot questions.

Have a nice weekend!
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