3c905 detected but can't ping hosts

Donald Becker becker@cesdis1.gsfc.nasa.gov
Wed Mar 31 00:13:42 1999

On Tue, 30 Mar 1999, Joseph Malicki wrote:

> On Thu, 25 Mar 1999, Donald Becker wrote:
> > The BIOS "PnP OS" setting doesn't have anything to do with ISA PnP.  Instead
> > it means "run 16-bit real-mode drivers with Windows?"  There is a BIOS
> > interface that allows Windows 98 put the 16 bit drivers in a "DOS box" and
> > remap the motherboard chipset interrupt lines.  But that BIOS interface only
> > works with Microsoft OSes.
> It doesn't?? In all my experience, "non-PnP OS" tells the BIOS to do the ISAPNP
> setup itself, where it can.

You would think that's what it would do, wouldn't you.

But some BIOSes use a similar-sounding setting unrelated to ISA-PnP.

(Note: A 16-bit driver in a DOS box cannot share an IRQ line.)

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