pci network cards
becker at scyld.com
Mon Jul 9 14:42:51 EDT 2001
On Mon, 9 Jul 2001, niall moran wrote:
> i have a scyld installed and working between two pcs.
> i have an old compaq proliant (3 x pentium 100 etc).
> there are no pci slots in it and there is a de435 network card in it.
> when i try to boot it using a node floppy i get errors about not having
> any pci interface.
> must network cards be pci to work?
Correct, we only support PCI-connected network cards.
This includes CardBus and most on-motherboard adapters.
There are technical reasons behind this, but the practical reason is
that non-PCI adapters are old and slow. (Exception: USB is merely slow ;-)
My list has the de435 as a 21040 PCI card.
Is it actually an EISA or ISA card?
Donald Becker becker at scyld.com
Scyld Computing Corporation http://www.scyld.com
410 Severn Ave. Suite 210 Second Generation Beowulf Clusters
Annapolis MD 21403 410-990-9993
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