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Shapeshifter In CoffinOS Question

Daniel Kovacs

Posts 32
17 Jun 2018 19:59


Hi Guys;

I'm trying to get MacOS online via shapeshifter and MacOS 8.1.  I have gone into network settings and selected sdnet.device unit 0, and when I start shapeshifter I'm getting a warning that my ethernet card does not support multicast.  It's an sdnet.

After clearing the multicast warning, macos will not get an ip address via DHCP, and setting static ip, subnet and dns does not work.  Is there something else that needs to be done to get this going?


Renaud Schweingruber
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 330
17 Jun 2018 21:05


Hi Daniel,

As wrote in our last activity report, Bax is working on an update of SDNet and ExpNetV2 drivers to support multicast.

Current SDNet driver version doesn't support it, it explains why you can't get networking in ShapeShifter working.

If you have a V600 and a PCMCIA card, you could in the meanwhile try with Prism2v2 or 3c589 or any SANA-II capable driver.


Henryk Richter
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 119
18 Jun 2018 05:54


Daniel Kovacs wrote:

  I'm trying to get MacOS online via shapeshifter and MacOS 8.1.  I have gone into network settings and selected sdnet.device unit 0, and when I start shapeshifter I'm getting a warning that my ethernet card does not support multicast.  It's an sdnet.
 

  Actually, Multicast is being warned about but not the problem. MacOS uses Multicast for AppleTalk. The issue is that the codebase from Plipbox (which I've based sdnet on) is not able to handle multiple IP stacks at the same time.
 
  Please note that even with the new driver that is currently in Beta you can't use DHCP for MacOS and AmigaOS at the same time since both operating systems share the MAC Address of the Ethernet adapter.


Daniel Kovacs

Posts 32
18 Jun 2018 15:15


Thanks for your answer, Rene and Henryk.

So should I disable appletalk then set a static IP and not run Miami at the same time once the new driver is out?

Next question - I have a V500 without the expansion port.  Will ExpNetV2 work with the SDnet solution?

Thanks!

Dan

Henryk Richter wrote:

Daniel Kovacs wrote:

    I'm trying to get MacOS online via shapeshifter and MacOS 8.1.  I have gone into network settings and selected sdnet.device unit 0, and when I start shapeshifter I'm getting a warning that my ethernet card does not support multicast.  It's an sdnet.
 

  Actually, Multicast is being warned about but not the problem. MacOS uses Multicast for AppleTalk. The issue is that the codebase from Plipbox (which I've based sdnet on) is not able to handle multiple IP stacks at the same time.
 
  Please note that even with the new driver that is currently in Beta you can't use DHCP for MacOS and AmigaOS at the same time since both operating systems share the MAC Address of the Ethernet adapter.




Henryk Richter
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 119
21 Jun 2018 09:03


Daniel Kovacs wrote:

Thanks for your answer, Rene and Henryk.
  So should I disable appletalk then set a static IP and not run Miami at the same time once the new driver is out?
  Next question - I have a V500 without the expansion port.  Will ExpNetV2 work with the SDnet solution?

The new driver still shares one MAC address between two Computers. Hence, only one of them may use regular MAC based DHCP. It doesn't matter whether you set the shapeshifted Mac or the Amiga to static. Otherwise, both get the same IP address and close each other's connections (quite fun to watch but with _very_ limited usefulness).

The semantics didn't change compared to the old driver(s). There are still "sdnet.device" for the SD port and "v2expeth.device" for the V500V2+ expansion port. Also, the old configuration files are still accepted.

The current beta drivers are actually online. I've rewritten the infrastructure mainly for another project. Nevertheless, the Vampire specific drivers are part of the codebase. Look here:  EXTERNAL LINK


Mo Retro

Posts 239
28 Jun 2018 01:19


When i copy the new v2expeth.device to Devs/network overwriting the current device and then startup MiamiDX I get the following error:
  "Miami Deluxe unable to open SANA-II deivice in 'Devs/Networks/v2expeth.device' Unit 0"
  Anyone else experiencing this error for the Beta driver?


Haydar YÜKSEL

Posts 15
28 Jun 2018 05:55


Mo Retro wrote:

When i copy the new v2expeth.device to Devs/network overwriting the current device and then startup MiamiDX I get the following error:
  "Miami Deluxe unable to open SANA-II deivice in 'Devs/Networks/v2expeth.device' Unit 0"
  Anyone else experiencing this error for the Beta driver?

Yes, The same mistake I had


Henryk Richter
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 119
28 Jun 2018 09:52


My bad. GCC linker failed (silently) after a re-import of some asm subroutines with the binaries in the master branch.

Please re-download from the "driverupdate" branch. EXTERNAL LINK

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