Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Compaq Prosignia VS - pcnet32 solution

Oh yes - that was easy: just add 0x8800 address to pcnet32.c in kernel. It works both with 2.2 kernels and 2.4.latest, at least.
So currenty my Compaq Prosignia VS runs Slackware 7 with 2.4.latest kernel with all devices (except it sees only 16M of 40M of RAM)
Generally it was a bad idea to start with Slackware 7; looks like I could start with Slackware 11, but! - it is unable to start the installation with initrd - looks like it cannot fit my [or original] kernel and initrd in memory (as I said, 16M of 40M). I've tried different memmap='s , but still it does not helps. UPD: append="sim710=addr:0x8000,irq:14 mem=exactmap mem=640k@0 mem=15M@1M mem=20M@16M mem=nopentium acpi=off debug noisapnp" - with this setting in lilo.conf 2.4.37 sees all my 36M of memory! UPD: looks like that's not pcnet32.c , but lance.c should be edited.

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