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Ok, very new at this. I've never messed with Linux at all.
I've installed Red Hat 9 on my Dell Dimesion 2400. The NIC is a Broadcom 4400 and was detected as an AMD PCnet32. Obviously this is wrong and does not work. I've downloaded the Linux driver from Broadcom and have done the following:
Copied the bcm4400-2.0.5.tar.gz to a temp dir.
tar xvzf bcm4400-2.0.5.tar.gz
I received this error:
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/bcm4400.o: init_module: No such device Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters. You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg.
At this point I decided to try and make the install anyway:
Insmod doesn't install dependencies. Modprobe does. Itf it doesn't help, please look to /var/log/messages and try to find fragments with the module error messages. If you can find them, please post them.
Figured it out. Seems that VMware emulates whatever NIC is in the machine as the AMD card. So I didn't need to install the Broadcom driver, the AMD driver that was installed is all I needed. The reason eth0 wasn't coming up was because for some reason Linux couldn't talk to my dhcp server running on NetWare 6. Once I configured the NIC with a static ip I was good to go.