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SubjectRE: reproducable kernel crash
> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> Sent: Thursday, December 10, 1998 3:18 AM
> To:
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: reproducable kernel crash
> [Windows 98, then boot Linux]
> > In the boot messages, the kernel relays the MAC address of
> > the ethernet card (3com 3c905b) as ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff, and after
> > the boot is completed (login prompt) I get a bunch of diagnostic i
> > info, and the machine dies.
> Yep. Windows 98 likes to power down cards and leave them for
> the next OS in a state where the next OS can't recover their

The Evil Empire strikes again. It's fair enough that the card is unusable
to 98's antics, but the Linux kernel shouldn't *die* as a result. At the
most, networking through the card should be fubared.

In other words, the Linux kernel should cope with other OSs playing around
our devices.

Is this a problem with just the 3c905b driver, or will the same thing
happen with others?


Tristan Greaves (Systems Integrator)
Enterprise Solutions
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