Plan B Edubuntu Terminal Server Install Problem
gmccullagh at gmail.com
Sun Apr 13 22:46:55 BST 2008
On Sun, 13 Apr 2008, operationsengineer1 at yahoo.com wrote:
> when i tried to connect a client via the romomatic cd, i got the
> following text to cycle through the screen:
> Probing pci nic...
> [eepro100] Ethernet addr 00:A0:09:9F:BF:62
> Valid link not established.
That suggests that it has found an eepro100 network card (with the mac
address displayed) but that the network card doesn't have a link. The most
likely cause of that, I'd guess, is that you have a cabling problem. Do
you get a link light on the switch when you plug the client in?
> i think this could either be a romomatic problem (perhaps i didn't create
> the boot disk correctly), a software configuration problem or a nic
> compatibility problem.
The "valid link not established" seems to tell you the problem. How many
network cards are in the PC?
> also, does anyone know how to bypass a bios password? one of the clients
> was donated and nobody knows the bios password so i can't configure it to
> boot from CD. i suppose I could unplug the HD, but i'm trying to avoid
> doing that if there is an easier solution.
One way is usually to unplug and take out the BIOS battery for a few
minutes. There's usually a way to reset it, but it will be specific to the
motherboard. You can search online and probably find instructions.
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