RHL9 driver disk for PE 2850?

Dennis Ruzeski dennisr at corp.kanoodle.com
Wed Jan 5 12:05:01 CST 2005

Ahh-- Forgot to mention that- I'm already using the latest Intel tarball compiled against my BOOT kernel (2.4.20-8BOOT). 


-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Dickie [mailto:greg at max-t.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2005 12:58 PM
To: Dennis Ruzeski
Cc: linux-poweredge at dell.com
Subject: Re: RHL9 driver disk for PE 2850?

Looks like you need a newer e1000 driver than the one in the BOOT
kernel. I noticed this also with our newer 2800's. 


On Wed, 2005-01-05 at 12:23 -0500, Dennis Ruzeski wrote:
> OK- Here's my problem. I've got a load (100+) PE 2850 boxes here that I need to install Redhat 9 on (We're married to RHL9 because of our app).  
> We were previously using 2650's and Kickstart to install them and it was great. All the needed drivers were on the RHL9 boot disk. The problem comes in with the 2850's. I was able to make a driver disk that recognizes the megaraid2 based PERC card, but I can't get the e1000.o driver to load. It's there, the kernel version is correct, and I've updated the pcitable to reflect the new NIC, but it fails with a very unhelpful module_init error- failed to load /tmp/e1000.o and tells me to check syslog or dmesg.   
> Does anybody have this working? Do I need to pass parameters to the kernel at boot time? Are there module deps that I'm missing?
> I should note that if I do the install without the nic and extract and compile Intel's latest driver tarball, it works fine.
> tia, 
> Dennis
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