Alternative emulated network cards? (and OpenStep success)

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by mrbill, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. mrbill

    mrbill

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    Is there any possibility of having alternate emulated network cards, like a NE2K or DEC "Tulip" chipset, for those of us running older operating systems that don't support the RealTek?

    I finally got OpenStep 4.2 running properly tonight, by turning off VT-x and then installing PatchSet 4 , which gave me VESA video:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrbill/sets/72057594112307196/ :)
     
  2. serv

    serv Parallels Developers

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    mrbill,

    This is not officially supported but you can turn on NE2k emulation (instead of RTL8029).
    You'll have to manually edit your .pvs file in a text editor. In [Network] section change
    Adapter type value from 4 to 2. Note that if you edit virtual machine configuration using
    Parallels GUI network adapter type will revert to 4.

    Feel free to report your progress here.
     
  3. psychoboogie

    psychoboogie

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    how to successfully install it...

    Mr Bill,
    in terms of getting openstep 4.2 installed, was wondering your typical setup was, I get a panic after it starts the initial load. selected drivers for eide and atapi, not sure what's up.

    thanks,
    psychoboogie
     
  4. yosimoto

    yosimoto

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    Hi, serv,

    I tried to NE2k emulation using NetBSD-Current (NetBSD 3.99.18) with my MacBook Pro.
    The network interface (ne1) is detected by kernel at boot time, but it does not work.
    Kernel said "device timeout".

    My dmesg.boot is following URL:

    http://darwin.waishi.jp/netbsd.jpg

    Any idea ?
     
  5. yosimoto

    yosimoto

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    More information about NetBSD current:

    I tried to ifconfig by hand like this:

    % ifconfig ne1 media autoselect
    ifconfig: SIOCSIFMEDIA: Invalid argument

    I tried to change the media type and tried again, again, and again.
    But same results ...
     
  6. brettw

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    make sure the if_ed.ko module is loaded ... if it doesn't work move the network back to the RTL emulation and try again with if_ed.ko ....
     
  7. serv

    serv Parallels Developers

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    yosimoto,

    As I mentioned NE2k mode is officially unsupported. It was not call for wide testing.
    I see no good reason for running any modern kernel (including NetBSD) with NE2k.
    RTL8029 can be seen as just a PCI flavour of NE2k, and falling back to non-PCI is
    not going to help if you experience networking problems.
    If you do have any problem using emulated RTL8029, report it here.
     
  8. yosimoto

    yosimoto

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    Hi, serv,

    Thank you for pointing out my problems.
    I will try to disable NE2k device without PCI one in my kernl configuration, and try again.

    > f you do have any problem using emulated RTL8029, report it here.

    Yes, sure.
     

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