Failure to find E100 firmware even though present in /lib/firmware
I have a small bootable image that I'm updating to the latest kernel (126.96.36.199). My network, e100, has stopped working. After investigating, I realize that the firmware needs to be placed in the "/lib/firmware/e100" directory. I have found the proper firmware and placed it in the proper location (I think). However, I'm still getting the "failure to load firmware" message.
I've looked at ths SystemRescue CD and it works properly. I'm wondering if there are some other modules/utilities that need to be in the image, that I may have removed.
Any pointers and suggestions would be welcome. I've checked my .config versus the Systemrescue and the are close in the network and firmware sections, so I don't think that is the problem.
I'm doing the modprobe of the e100 driver and the dhcpcd from the command line, so the kernel is up and running. I'm guessing I'm missing some core piece that actually does the loading.
Thanks for any help/suggestions.