pci network cards

pesch at attglobal.net pesch at attglobal.net
Tue Jul 10 11:41:47 EDT 2001


Donald

Why isn't firewire more widely supported?

Paul Schenker

Donald Becker wrote:

> 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
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