I'm tri-booting 98/XP/BSD with a Chaintech Zenith 7NJS motherboard (btw: the GAG 
bootloader works great!). 98 and XP detect my on-board NIC without much effort, but 
FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE doesn't seem to like it. It keeps wanting to use my firewire card 
as a NIC. The BIOS has been updated to the latest version. 'dmesg' shows on entry for 
pci0 for a network device (among other devices) that comes up as 'no driver'. 
The chipset is "NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400+ MCP-T", and Chaintech calls the NIC 
interface "On-board LAN controller: Fast Ethernet Controller with MII Interface; 
Support 10/100Mb Fast Ethernet with External PHY".

nVIDIA has a link to download a "Linux" driver for the entire chipset, but I'm not 
sure this would help, as the rest of the board seems to be supported by the OS, and, 
of course, because "BSD is not Linux". 

The FBSD Handbook's "Supported Hardware" page does not list out specific motherboards, 
saying only that "Motherboards using the ISA, VLB, EISA, AGP, and PCI expansion busses 
are well-supported." It does list specific LAN interfaces that are supported, but I 
can't get the specifics on my on-board LAN interface from my motherboard packaging or 
manual, or the Chaintech website.

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