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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2004 9:10 pm    Post subject: No net on install for AlphServer 4100 Reply with quote

Hi. My friends got me an AlphServer 4100 from a surplus sale, and I'm trying to put Gentoo on it. I have no previous experience with any non-x86 machine, I have never installed (or used) Gentoo, but I do have some experience using/installing Redhat... but everything tends to just work with x86...

So. I've got my LiveCD working (1.4rc1.test3 hung on cd access, test4 works), but I don't have network... dhcpcd failed for eth0.

From what I can tell from the alphabios/show network and boot information, it's got a tulip ethernet card. If I set it to "enabled" in the alphabios, it gets the correct IP etc. I have tried with it both enabled and disabled, same results.

I did
#modprobe tulip
and got:

Note: /etc/modules.conf is more recent than /lib/modules/2.4.19-xfs-gentoo-cd/modules.dep

but no other message. eth0 still does not show up with ifconfig.

I tried to modprobe the other files that come up from

# ls /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net

but they give insmod errors (and they are all .o files, which seeems fishy...)

Any ideas on how to get net up and running?

Thanks!

PS: In case you care, system specs, as much as I know so far:
1 CPU, 466MHz
1.5GB RAM
SCSI CD-ROM
20GB SCSI RAID
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2004 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, I feel like a dumb-ass. Maybe someone else will learn from my oversight...

#modprobe tulip

does get the driver loaded... but (I'm guessing) since there is no IP address yet, eth0 doesn't show up on a `ifconfig`, you have to do `ifconfig eth0` :(

Then, following the instructions,
#dhcpcd eth0

gets dhcp going, we get an IP, and both lo and eth0 show up with `ifconfig`

Yeah!
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