Intel ethernet adapter + driver issues

Derek Richardson derek.richardson at
Fri Aug 23 07:36:18 PDT 2002

As far as I can tell, RedHat's e1000 is a direct copy of Intel's, at
least in the past this was true.  But this adapter requires the 4.3.2
version of the driver, which isn't in there, and it's somewhat pointless
anyways, since I'm frozen on the 2.4.19-pre5 kernels since I don't have
the time to test any other kernel's stability in the moment.  That's
what happens when someone wants a cluster running stably in production,
within a week, and then turns around and changes all the hardware
ordered to the latest brand spanking new shiny totally unsupported
bits.  No, that doesn't sound like a resentment...
Thanks for the responses I've gotten.
Derek R.

On Fri, 2002-08-23 at 09:27, Dean Johnson wrote:
> On Thu, 2002-08-22 at 12:36, Mark Hahn wrote:
> > > and TFTP ), but the machine I am trying to install has a very new Intel
> > > motherboard, w/ dual onboard Gigabit NICs.  This adapter requires the
> > > latest Intel e1000 driver, so I have to build it into the initrd ( the
> > > modules are contained w/in a gzipped cpio archive w/in the initrd image
> > 
> > I'm running 2.4.20-pre2 or 5 on my dual/xeon/gigabit machine;
> > the driver that's in those kernels is a cleaned up version of Intel's,
> > I think.  it certainly seems to work well, and seems to be recommended.
> > 
> The stock Redhat 7.3 versions of e1000 seem to work just fine and we
> have been beating on them alot as of late. 
> 	-Dean
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