The Question is:
Currently, I have a AlphaStation 250 4/266 that has or had a networking card
which was plugged into the motherboard via a cable. I have since purchased a
PCI networking card. I have removed the cable and original networking card.
OpenVMS and SRM still
see both networking cards, EWA0 and EWB0. How do I remove all reference(s) to
the original networking card which has been removed?
Thanks for the assistance....
The Answer is :
You probably refer to the disconnection of the Media Adapter Unit
(MAU), an 8cm by 6.5cm module that is connected to back panel and
wired to the I/O Riser card, and not to the disconnection of the
Ethernet NIC itself. The MAU provides the connection to ThinWire
(10Base2, BNC connector) or Twisted Pair (10BaseT, RJ45 connector).
The NIC is a DECchip 21040 series ten megabit per second adapter
chip integrated directly onto the I/O riser card. (The Ethernet
station address is in a socketed PROM co-located on the I/O riser.)
There is no hardware mechanism available to disable the Ethernet
controller (NIC) hardware. The on-board NIC is in the last logical
PCI slot, and shares its interrupts with PCI physical slot 0.
Please see topic (6067) for the software mechanisms involved.
Alternatively (and often not nearly as desirable), you can use
the manual configuration mechanisms available in OpenVMS to avoid
configuring the particular Ethernet driver(s). (See the file-based
device configuration interface.)