Modules don't seem to load on boot
I am trying to install a linux application that for one reason or another needs to be installed on a RedHat 7.1 system with the 2.4.7 kernel. The RedHat 7.1 has the 2.4.2-2 kernel so I had to go throughthe task of compiling and linking the 2.4.7 kernel. Which by the way was my first time compiling a kernel.
Anyways, I did all that mumbo jumbo following a tutorial for compiling the kernel I found here. Now I have the new kernel up and running, but I'm having a lot of problems with my network card.
I've read through most of the threads that deal with NICs and I have found the following information
- the driver my NIC uses is "tulip"
- in the 2.4.7 kernel I ran ifconfig with root and it only returned the lo entry
- when I do lsmod it doesn't return anything
- when I try to load the tulip module I get a "kernel module version mismatch"
As I'm still new to Linux I'm not even sure if I was trying to load the right "tulip" module.
After messing around for quite sometime now I am positive it is a problem with the modules. I tried recompiling with the option "oldconfig", which didn't seem to work.
Could anyone give me some insight into what the problem is. Again, I wish I could use a new version of RedHat, but the application I'm installing INSISTS on RH7.1 with kernel 2.4.7. (I have tried to install it on RH9, and it didn't work)
Thanks in advance.