Newer e1000 driver disk (Red Hat Linux 9) needed

Jos Vos jos at
Fri Feb 13 19:46:23 UTC 2004

On Fri, Feb 13, 2004 at 01:18:20PM -0500, Jason Dixon wrote:

> Please note that this is a Fedora list, not a "Red Hat Linux" (i.e. 7.x,
> 8.0, 9) list.  Future posts regarding RH9 should be directed to the
> redhat-list mailing list.

Yes, I knew, sorry, I was thinking of the best list I was subscribed to
to ask this and part of the question in fact also applies to Fedora
(how to make a driver disk for Fedora?).

> HP provides drivers for the e1000 on their linux driver pages.  However,
> they only have RHEL 3.0/2.1 and RHL up to 8.0 in their support matrix. 
> You might be able to get it working with the e1000 driver for 8.0 or
> RHEL 3.0.

The issue is that you need a driver compiled with the exact BOOT
kernel of RHL 9, AFAIK, so I assumed this won't work.

I've now solved it by adding some legacy network card for install only
(after installing - with updates merged - it will recognize the newer
Intel cards anyway).  But a driver disk howto would be useful anyway,
also for Fedora ;).


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