installing 3com 905b-tx.m
P. Thomas Schoenemann
Wed Jun 23 14:31:30 1999
This may not be the appropriate venue to ask this question, so please
direct me elsewhere if that is the case.
I want to install two 3com 905b-tx-m cards on a celeron (which I hope to
use as a firewall of sorts). The celeron comes with windows 98 installed,
but I of course will not be using it. The 3com user guide for the cards
states the following:
"Before you physically install the NIC in a PC, you must run the following
preinstallation program to prevent conflicts with the NIC."
However, the preinstallation program requires windows to run. Do I need to
worry about this step if I am going to install linux instead? I don't even
want to boot windows if I don't have to, because (if I read their license
agreement right) I am then eligible for a refund on the amount the
manufacturer paid Microsoft for windows 98.
If I need to run this "preinstallation program" through windows then I
will, but I suspect this isn't necessary??
Thanks for any help,