Adding a second ISA network card...

Ian MacDonald ian at
Thu Aug 29 23:00:09 BST 2002

Another silly question, are they both using the same resources?


-----Original Message-----
From: Byron Schlemmer [mailto:freebsd-uk at]
Sent: 29 August 2002 22:33
To: Andrew Hodgson
Cc: FreeBSD UK User Group
Subject: Re: Adding a second ISA network card...

On Thu, 29 Aug 2002, Andrew Hodgson wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am trying to turn an old 486 (DX2-66, 64M RAM) into a little
protector on
> my new broadband line, but the second card I've fitted isn't detected
> boot. They're both ISA-based Intel Etherexpress Pro 10 cards, the
first of
> which is detected fine. They both use the ex driver, and I had
> rebuilt the kernel to include just this network driver, along with all
> requisite firewall/routing options.
> My box is rather antiquated, with a huge ISA video card, an ISA
> ATA/serial/parallel card, and my two ISA network cards. Also 64 megs
> 72-pin RAM. I've stuck 4.4 on a 2G drive.
> I've searched around and looked for anyone having a similar problem,
> couldn't find anything. Maybe someone out there has had the same thing
> happen?

Silly question. Are you sure both cards work? Try removing one and
booting up. If it's there try the same procedure with the other one and
lets see what happens.

	- byron

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