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Here's the situation...installed redhat 9 on my system, wasn't terribly pleased with the performance, so I opted to download a stock 2.4.21 kernel, compile, and install it. All well and good so far. I do a make mrproper, make xconfig, make dep clean bzImage modules modules_install install, and reboot. So far, so good. I reboot, and my first problem is that my machine can't find the root partition with the entry root=LABEL=/ (the redhat 9 default, which works for my other kernel), so I switch it to root=/dev/hdf2 (which is where my root partition lives). This works fine. Now, the real problem; whether I compile tulip as a module, or directly into the kernel, it ALWAYS fails to initialize the NIC. I've tried this with both a Linksys LNE100TX and a generic DECchip 21041 NIC I had laying around...same thing, both times. Both cards work fine under the redhat installed 2.4.20-19.9 kernel with the tulip driver, and neither works under the stock 2.4.21 kernel. Anyone got any ideas?
man, im having the same issue, i guess telling you this doesnt help...but i feel your pain. im stuck with the rh7.3 kernel 2.4.18 for now. only difference is that my card is an old netgear (old as in 3 years or so).