Problem with 3c905-C-TX cards under Scyld
akostocker at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 4 14:26:46 EDT 2001
Thanks for the advice. However, folks, I've run into a new snag and I'm
hoping that someone can help me.
I copied the files necessary to compile the new 3c59x driver to a floppy on
my workstation (linux). I then took it to the host node, running Scyld
(version 27Bz-7 I'm guessing based on Dr. Becker's response) and attempted
to mount the floppy and copy the files off of it. I received this error:
mount: /dev/fd0 has wrong major or minor number
I did an ls of /dev/fd0 and the major number is '2' and the minor number is
'0'. Then I did an `lsmod` and noticed that I only had one module
(qlogicfc) loaded. So I tried to do a `modprobe floppy` and got this error
modprobe: Can't open dependencies file
/lib/modules/2.2.17-33.beosmp/modules.dep (No such file or directory)
So I looked around and while the directory exists, the file does not. I
used the find command but could not find any file named "modules.dep" on the
system. By the way, this same error occurs whenever I attempt to modprobe
Just for grins I did the following set of commands:
insmod floppy [Error message= insmod: floppy: no module by that name found]
Then I tried to mount the floppy drive again and got this error:
mount: /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device
I do find it odd that not a single module, beyond the Qlogic Fibre Channel
module, is loaded. Not autofs, sound, fat, supermount, isofs, nothing. I
guess that the missing modules.dep file accounts for this, but I don't know.
Are these problems I'm having known with my version of the OS? Is my
version of Scyld hideously out of date or something? Did I miss some
important step during the install?
I appreciate all the help! Thanks very much!
akostocker at hotmail.com
astocker at tsdis.gsfc.nasa.gov
>From: Donald Becker <becker at scyld.com>
>To: tonystocker at mail.com
>CC: beowulf at beowulf.org
>Subject: Re: Problem with 3c905-C-TX cards under Scyld
>Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 18:00:52 -0400 (EDT)
>Presumably you are using 27Bz-7, and actually have 3c905CX cards.
>The CX cards were made on a different fab line and have a different
>not-quite-spec transceiver management interface.
>This is fixed with the updated driver in 27*z-8.
>You must first load pci-scan.o. This is loaded automatically if you use
>'modprobe' instead of 'insmod'.
>A updated driver, or an updated distribution.
>This update applies to 3c905CX cards on all systems, not just Scyld.
>Donald Becker becker at scyld.com
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