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Re: DECStation kernel boot failure

Subject: Re: DECStation kernel boot failure
From: Karsten Merker <>
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 20:59:46 +0100
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On Fri, Mar 15, 2002 at 02:49:54PM +0100, Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:
> On Fri, 2002-03-15 14:24:30 +0100, Houten K.H.C. van (Karel) <>
> wrote in message <>:
> > He uses my kernel image. I'm sure I've included the DECStation 5000
> > ethernet card, because the same image works OK on other DECStations.
> > I don't have access to a 5000/25 however.
> ...but Linux doesn't recognize the NIC on this box. Karel, digging
> unto deep layers of my bad memory I can remember that some DECstations
> had a different NIC or different way to access it or so. I've got
> some different DECstations, but there's one which I cannot really
> use because of lacking support for the nic. The box was supported
> at some time (there at least exists some old hacked network driver
> for 2.1.53 or so), but I do no longer have access to the file (my
> laptop was stolen this week and the driver was in my TODO directory,
> not backup'ed:-(

That was the LANCE driver for the 5000/200, which is different from 
the driver for all the 5000/xx, /1xx, /240 and /260. The Maxine 
should work with the default declance.c from the CVS.

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