SUMMARY - How to activate a 100MB Card?

From: Dave (
Date: Mon Aug 10 1998 - 11:31:17 CDT

  Well, it was not too bad.
  The problem was that the original installation did not include support
for the Fast Ethernet card, because it wasn't plugged in at the time.
  I did a "pkginfo | grep SUNWhmd", and there was no installed support for
these cards.
  So... I mounted the Solaris CDROM (Sol 2.5.1 HW 11/97), cd'ed to
/cdrom/cdrom0/s0/Solaris_2.5.1 and ran the "pkgadd -d . SUNWhmd SUNWhmdu".
The installation completed with no trouble.
  I then mv'ed the /etc/hostname.le0 to hostname-.le0- (mv hostname.le0
hostname-.le0-), and then I cp'ed the hostname-.le0- to hostname.hme0 (cp
hostname-.le0- hostname.hme0).
  Then I rebooted with a "reboot -r".
  The interface was recognized and is working great.

  Most people who responded assumed I had the SUNWhmd packages already
  Some wanted me to start from scratch.
  Some thought I might have a ".be" card (whatever that is). As I said in
my original, it was functional in another SS10, so I was pretty sure it was
an ".hme" card.

I took a spare 100MB card from a SPACE 10 (SunOS 4.1.4) and plugged it
into another SPARC 10 (Solaris 2.5.1). I can't seem to find the recipe to
get it to work.
  I did a "boot -r", then I did and "shutdown -g0 -i0" to the boot prompt.
  I do watch-net-all with a cable plugged into the new card, and it looks
good. Lots of little ...... marching across the screen
  I do a "boot -s", and go to the /etc directory. I rename the hostname.le0
to hostname-.le0-, and then I "cp hostname-.le0- hostname.hme0" and reboot.
  NO GOOD. The OS complains there is NO hme0 device.
  I then "mv hostname.hme0 hostname.hme", and reboot. The OS doesn't
complain, but the in.rdisc says there are no interfaces up, and no network
stuff works.
  What am I doing wrong?

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