NFS Installation Issues
rsmith at xs4all.nl
Sun Nov 6 23:19:06 GMT 2005
On Mon, Nov 07, 2005 at 06:58:38AM +1030, Matthew Smith wrote:
> >>I assume that there's a kernel module not loaded, so after looking
> >>further through the documentation, I found that I should be able to put
> >>a line in /boot/defaults/loader.conf. Since the installation so far was
> >>actually bootable (that's one up on Linux!), I did this. All this did
> >>for me was to generate a warning that the module was already loaded.
> > Then try to use the "something weird" as the ethernet device.
> Thanks for that Roland - I've had another look, but the "something
> weird" is PLIP, which I believe to be some parallel port communication
Yes, that's IP over a parallel port.
> So, my real question remains: how does one get a network card
You don't have to. The GENERIC kernel comes with all network card
drivers built as modules. If FreeBSD has a driver for your network
chip/card, it should show up.
If it doesn't, make sure that it's not disabled in the BIOS and that the
cable is actually connected to the hub/router.
If none of that works, try to give us some details about the
chip/card. Make and model if possible.
I've never done a network install, but look at section 2.2.4 of the
Handbook. It describes what info you need to have on-hand for a network
install. If you don't want to type all these numbers in, configure a
machine on the network that you are connecting to as a DHCP server.
Of course, you must also have an FTP server available if you want to do
an FTP install.
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