The B50 is a rack mounted 150. Same components, different layout.
The AMD PCNet32 Chipset is used on both for onboard 10/100 Solution. The
same chip is used with the PCI card solution. Use the PCNet32 driver, not
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Joseph Manojlovich <manojlov(a)cse.psu.edu> on 11/14/2001 06:09:51 PM
Please respond to Joseph Manojlovich <manojlov(a)cse.psu.edu>
Subject: Re: [suse-ppc] RS6K standard Ethernet card supported?
I'm not positive about the B50, but my 150 (and the 2 models have
similar specs) has an AMD PCNet32 PCI card integrated.
I'd hope IBM wouldn't be stupid enough to embed a NE2K, especially a
PCI version. Ugh. Let it die people... :)
On Wed, Nov 14, 2001 at 05:55:50PM -0500, David Callaghan wrote:
> The RS6K B50 comes standard with the PCI IBM 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Adapter
(unless its token-ring, fddi, of course!).
> During installation, the Selection of Network Devices screen does not
directly offer this as an option. Also, the Hardware Database doesn't show
any IBM ethernet cards as being supported.
> I was going to choose NE2000 (PCI), but in the SuSe knowledgebase, there
are some articles saying this may not be a good idea (kfr_16) or that the
system may not recognize the card (rb_nwkconfig).
> Has anyone found problems with the on-board Ethernet adapter on the B50
under the NE2000 PCI driver? Did you use another driver?
> Thanks for your help.
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