From googleing around, it appears the "Media Link" message is simply a =
status. As in "there is no connection".
Rather than indicating that there is some "Media Link" switch that needs =
to be turned on.
So I would look at it that way (simply a failure to connect to anything) =
and try different cables/hub/switch/etc..=20
Maybe it is a bad NIC??
Hope this helps.
From: ltsp-discuss-admin@... =
[mailto:ltsp-discuss-admin@...]On Behalf Of =
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2005 9:47 PM
Subject: [Ltsp-discuss] Fw: SIS900 boot issue
----- Original Message -----=20
From: john.mcginnis <mailto:john.mcginnis@...> =20
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 10:07 PM
Subject: SIS900 boot issue
I run LTSP @ home using Dell 200mmx boxes as terminals, large and =
clunky. Friend was ditching a pair of circa 2000 AMD EasyNow! PC's. =
500mhz K6, 64mb, 5 usb, CD rom. Figured a nice little upgrade for $0, =
with a much smaller case style (though the color is hideous.)
Anyhow. Went over to the Rom-O-Matic site and burned a CD image for the =
SIS900 adapter, no additional configuration changes. The system will =
boot the SYSLINUX image, detect the PCI presence of the adapter, and =
even attempt to look for the DHCP server. But I am afraid it is to no =
avail. Right before the DHCP query is initiated the following line is =
79c901:Media Link Off
Looking at the back of the unit, though the ether port shows hot, the =
link light shows no activity. Nor a link light on the hub it's cabled =
to. So I am stuck on how to kick start the data layer on this puppy. The =
manual that comes with the unit is just useful enough to be useless. And =
they bootup with the craziest start up routine I have ever seen, nary a =
clue on how to get to CMOS. Cruised the AMD site and not much help =
So anyone (A) have a EasyNow! unit booting as a terminal or how to get =
to CMOS? (B) Any suggestions on how to initialize the Media Link on one =
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