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Old 08-09-2003, 05:59 PM   #1
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tulip with redhat 9

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?
Old 08-10-2003, 12:51 PM   #2
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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).
Old 08-10-2003, 08:06 PM   #3
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Angry Same Problem Here

I have been wrestling with this forever! if anyone finds a solution please shoot me an email with the solution.


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