I'm new to linux and would like to add support for an Intel NIC to my ancient Red Hat 9.
I'm using RH 9 because I have old books that are specific to it.
The NIC is an Intel Pro/1000 GT Desktop Adapter. I have a 3Com NIC that is supported by RH 9, but I'd like to get the other gigabit NIC working under RH 9 for the speed and to learn how to swap out HW when needed.
I believe the driver for the NIC is located here:
I have other, newer distros that I plan on looking at as well that I'm sure support the Intel NIC right at installation, but I thought this would be a great learning opportunity for me because I've had to replace and/or upgrade many NICs over the years in Windows machines, but I have no idea how to do such a simple task like that in Linux.
Many thanks in advance for any help!