That is what I said happened
when I tried that. The driver nvnet
that I previously had installed in CentOS 4.4
was there in the list but when I tried to select
it, there came a popup window lasting fraction of
a second and then I was there again on the same spot in
the menu about to select the driver like nothing had happened
and nothing did happen, I would have appreciated at least
being able to read that message or what ever it was that
blinked so briefly on the screen
I also took a look at the modprobe.conf file and found no
reference to eth0 or is it sit0 in mandriva? So I do not know
if that is the right place to be. Also when I tried to install
the driver I had downloaded from nvidia, I got the old don't
have the kernel source, so I guess I have to download it.
It is a strange thing not being able on 3 cd's to make sure
they have all the drivers necceseary to drive all combinations
of PC's hardware, after all Nvida Nforce is not that uncommon.
But seems to be a major problem including in most Linux distributions.
I got Kubuntu and that did have all the drivers I needed on the Live CD.
But unfortunately it crashed during the install repeatly and I gave
up in the end.
Tks for the advice
.... all is appreciated and I did start up Mandriva again
and went through the procedure again. Tried to install the generic forcedeth
driver but that did not function either.