Trying to install 4.9R from the boot floppies. The first NIC I tried was the built-in Intel Pro 100 VE. dmesg displayed what I think was the NIC, because it found the MAC address of the NIC and at that stage it was the only NIC device plugged into the system.
So I gave up on the Intel NIC, because it would not resolve the FTP addresses, even though, on the DNS server the address (of the FTP servers) was in the DNS cache. Now I get: Couldn't open FTP connection to ftp[#].freebsd.org: Network is down. This is still on the Intel NIC. I have now plugged in a DLINK DFE 530TXS, which shows up as ste0 Sundance ST201 PCI ethernet card And with it, I get: Couldn't open FTP connection to ftp[#].freebsd.org: Not logged in So I assume it is resolve the name OK, but just can't login. In addition, the NIC is getting IP info from the DHCP server. Therefore, I believe it's not a physical problem (lights are a blinkin'), nor a logical one, because it gets an IP from the DHCP server, or at least retrieves this information OK. I have tried over a dozen of the ftp[1,2,3,4,5,6,ca, etc.].freebsd.org sites listed. How can I make sure that I have network connectivity throughout the install? How do I properly exit out of the connecting to the FTP part of the install that can sit there paused for more than 15 minutes? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"