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# 1  
Old 11-02-2007
trying to connect to internet

i have just installed solaris 10 on a 60 gb hard drive. now im trying to install my nic driver but when i put in the floppy disk for the nic card it cant read it, so then i found that i have to mount the floppy drive and i tried putting in the mount command but i dont know where to mount it and if i should make up a file name for it or what? i followed the instructions carefully on how to mount a device but it just gives me "command not found" also, the light for my floppy drive just stays on, even when i take the floppy disk out. My post is fine though. then i tried putting the floppy disk back into a winxp machine to put the driver on cdrom(cause solaris sees my cdrom) and it said "you need to format this first". i said no but now i dont know how to get the data from the disk anymore cause if i reformat everything will be destroyed. so i decided to go online and get the driver from the internet. first i just burned it as a zip. then i tried doing the "gunzip | xfa(or watever) " command and that did not work. i dont remember the error but basically it told me that i was an a**hole. then i tried unzipping it in windows and then burned the uncompressed folder on cdrom. i then put that folder in etc/dev/ and then tried the "usr/bin/something/make install" when i was in that dir. it either gives me "cannot make this file" or "unrecognized command 'make' " i did a "chmod" on all the files that i needed to and i also did the su command. i am logged in as root as well. the driver files that are in there are *.c, *.h, and a *.ko file. the nic card is an encore realtek 8139c (enl832-tx-rent). i think device name should be rl0 or rl but i cant find it anywhere in unix.

-I know i need to read more books but i just wanna get this done and i feel that im so close but i just dont have an understanding of where everything goes.
# 2  
Old 11-02-2007
Well done for getting files onto the machine.

Did you follow the instructions for installing the driver on your system? Where did the instructions come from?
# 3  
Old 11-02-2007

yes, i followed from the readme from the original floppy disk that the nic card came with. (i printed it out a while ago, way before i messed the disk up). i also failed to mention that there wasnt a folder for solaris in the folder that i downloaded and burned to disk. the closest one was freebsd so i used that.
# 4  
Old 11-02-2007
Originally Posted by vutty81
the closest one was freebsd so i used that.
No, you'll get nowhere with that.

The best I could find was...

Solaris x86 - Documents


Free NIC drivers for Solaris
# 5  
Old 11-03-2007

now i burned the rf-2.4.0.tar.gz on a dvd-r from my xp machine and put it into my dvd readable drive on my unix machine. when i try to gunzip it
("gunzip -cd rf-2.4.0.tar.gz|tar xf -") it gives a bunch of the same 2 error messages "tar: rf-2.4.0:read only file system" and "tar: cannot open rf-2.4.0 no such file or directory. when i "ls -l" for the rf-2.4.0.tar.gz file the permissions are -r--r--r-- so i tried "chmod u+rwx rf-2.4.0.tar.gz" and it said "chmod: warning: cant change rf-2.4.0.tar.gz". so how can i make this file executable?
# 6  
Old 11-03-2007
Your DVD is readonly I imagine. Smilie

Copy the gz file to a temporary local directory first.
# 7  
Old 11-03-2007
another problem

thanks for helping me out porter. i have another problem now... I put it in a dir called "justin" below my root dir. i copied it "cp rf-2.4.0.tar.gz /justin"
and now when i try to "sh install" in the justin dir it gives me "install: install: cannot open" and i also tried "sh usr/sbin/install" and it gave me usage: install [options] file [dir ...]" so i think my syntax is a little off on this one. but i tried doing "install rf-2.4.0" and "sh install rf-2.4.0" and im just out of ideas now.

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