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    linux driver disk for rtl8139

    Ok, Im playing around trying to do a network install of rh7.1 to learn for the rhce exam (eventually). Unfortunately the bootnet.img disk it creates doesnt include a driver for my rtl8139 card. I downloaded a c file to make a driver for it but it complains. I think it is because of kernel issues, as it was made to run on 2.2 kernel while Im trying to compile it on a 2.4 kernel. But where do i go from here? If i cant compile it to make a module to make a driver disk, then how do i get around this?

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    Re:linux driver disk for rtl8139

    You could find the driver in the kernel tree and compile that. Just a thought.

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    Re:linux driver disk for rtl8139

    I could have sworn that the kernel code has a module for it.

    I am positive that RH 7.3 and newer have it. Here is the listing of my Shrike box at home :
    Code:
    bash-2.05b$ locate 8139
    /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-9/Documentation/networking/8139too.txt
    /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-9/drivers/net/8139cp.c
    /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-9/drivers/net/8139too.c
    /lib/modules/2.4.20-6/kernel/drivers/net/8139cp.o
    /lib/modules/2.4.20-6/kernel/drivers/net/8139too.o
    /lib/modules/2.4.20-9/kernel/drivers/net/8139cp.o
    /lib/modules/2.4.20-9/kernel/drivers/net/8139too.o
    bash-2.05b$

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    Re:linux driver disk for rtl8139

    You would be correct schotty. The problem lies in the fact that I am trying to do a 7.1 network install. I dont know If i could pull the module outa my 7.3 box slapit on a floppy and have it work with the 2.2 kernel in 7.1. Might just wait till monday and grab a 3c905 card and install then.

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