Re: PCI BIOS has not enabled this device

Harry Putnam (
20 Jun 1999 10:33:55 -0700

Donald Becker <> writes:

> On 20 Jun 1999, Harry Putnam wrote:
> > This boot message: The PCI BIOS has not enabled this device! >
> Updating PCI command 0000->0005. > And: SIOCSIFFLAGS: Resource
> temporarily unavailable (when calling ifup eth0)

> > tulip.c:v0.89H 5/23/98
> > eth0: Lite-On 82c168 PNIC at 0xf400, 00 a0 cc 3a 83 b7, IRQ 255.
> This card has not been assigned an IRQ. Typically x86 machines use IRQ 0 to
> indicate this, but IRQ 255 was originally the correct value.

> > tulip.c:v0.89H 5/23/98
> > Lite-On 82c168 PNIC at 0x6000, 00 a0 cc 3a 7f 87, IRQ 10.
> This card has been assigned an IRQ.
> Read
> I'm guess that you have a BIOS setting (incorrectly) named "PnP OS" that
> needs to be changed.

Thanks ... this seems to be the problem alright. However I'm not
finding any thing called 'PnP OS' in the BIOS. This machine
(HP Pavillion 6350) Use a utility called "PhoenixBIOS setup Utility"

For the benefit of other readers who have this problem:

The above utility doesn't show anything about `PnP OS', but does have
section under "Advanced" called "Installed OS". That section has
three choices.


It was set to "win/98/NT5.0" I changed it to "Other" Now the boot
messages say:
eth0: Lite-On 82c168 PNIC at 0xf400, 00 a0 cc 3a 83 b7, IRQ 11

And all is well.

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