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 From:  Jim Gifford <baadpuppy at gmail dot com>
 To:  Brian <belstsrv at nauticom dot net>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] NICs Not Detected
 Date:  Mon, 18 Oct 2004 21:39:50 -0400
On Mon, 18 Oct 2004 20:50:50 -0400, Brian <belstsrv at nauticom dot net> wrote:
> 
> 
> sylikc wrote:
> 
> >Brian,
> >
> >
> >
> >>I just reinstalled IPCop, just so my internet work work for now.  Here
> >>is what it said for the type of NIC cards, if this helps
> >>
> >>Green (LAN) = Digital 21x4x Tulip
> >>Orange (DMZ) = Realtek RTL-8139
> >>Red (WAN) = National Semiconductor DP8381x
> >>
> >>
> >
> >Well, I've had detection problems on a old PC before, and the way I
> >got it fixed was to "Reset Configuration Data" option in the BIOS.
> >First, try sticking in only two cards, and just start up m0n0 and see
> >if it sees 2 cards (and only two cards).  If it does, then put in the
> >3rd... (Try alternate slots as well)
> >
> >If it sees 3 but can't get a link state, or if it sees 3 where it
> >should only see two, go into your BIOS and set the option closest to
> >the meaning of "Reset Configuration Data" (Enabled) where it's
> >disabled by default and will be disabled after the next boot.  Some
> >BIOSes call this the ESCD data or something, so see if you can find
> >that and see if that helps.
> >
> >m0n0 also has issues with ISA cards, so I hope none of those 3 above
> >are ISA cards.  I've not been able to get any ISA cards working with
> >m0n0.
> >
> >
> >/sylikc
> >
> >
> I will give that a try.  All of the cards are PCI also.  I will set the
> PNP OS = N too, just in case since I have seen that mentioned in some
> threads in the archive too.
> 
> Do you know what the best / easiest way is to load m0n0 on my IDE drive
> of this PC?  I'd rather not take it out, if I can avoid it, since then I
> need to open up this PC and another, but I will if that is the best way
> to do it.  I tried the DamnSmallLinux method, but for some reason I
> tried to cfdisk the drive and then format it, but I can never get that
> to work.
> 
> Thanks again for all your help and suggestions.

No need to use cfdisk or attempt to format the drive.  Just fetch the
image, gunzip it, and dd it straight to the drive.  Just like the
directions say.  :)

This has worked fine for me several times without fail.

good luck,
jim