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I have one problem with an old Red Hat distribution. I have two computers with redhat 6.0 OS. Computers have similar hardware configuration (different disks, network cards and VGA cards). One hard disk is crashed and I have made an exact copy of other hard disk (from other computer) by using dd command.
Now, when I put that cloned hard drive to first computer, it boots normally except that during startup procedure there is an errorsaying that eth0 booting is failed.
I suspect this is due to different network card. Hard drive containes data about wrong network card (because it is from other computer). Now, I'm not sure how to uninstall that card and install the correct one.
I have tried linuxconf, but all I can do is to Enable/Disable eth0 and choose between manual and dhcp.
Is there any other tool I can use to reinstall network card?
What would you do? Since both computers have same OS (redhat 6.0), I believe that drivers shouldn't be a problem.
P.S. I have no longer installation CD but if I remember well, there were no problems with the network card during OS installation.
Well, it is equivalent to this problem.
Let say NIC card is failed on a computer you you need to replace it. You don't have same card so you place the different card. Now when booting comp you see [FAILED] when it comes to bringing up eth0. Basically system doesn't recognized the new card.
How to reconfigure the system to recognize new card?
I cannot be more specific because in the starting pahse when all processe are booting only [OK] or [FAILED] is written. I know 100% that NIC is OK. Only problem is basically that the OS (redhat) is installed when other NIC was in, so configuration doesn't match an actual state.
this is what is bothering me. Both computers have same OS red hat 6.0. I'll need to check kernel version though.
I've done a little deeper research and found out that my NIC 3com card 3c905 has known problems with many red hat versions. I even found the download page with instructions. I have found instructionas and drivers here. http://support.3com.com/infodeli/too...uxdownload.htm
Now, since I'm not proficient with linux installations I was wondering if there is someone who can help me understand actual instructions.
I wonder do I need to use all these steps about building driver and similar?
So far, I have a good will and few DOS/Windows formatted floppy disks...
Please, get a life, and a current linux installation.
I am out of this pointless thread. Good luck.
Not in for the challenge are you? I think those stuff is what 4k poster should grind about and say "Hey do a dmesg to provide some boot up messages." or "Install the nic from the computer you dd'd from" or "look at the file that have the kernel load the modules for the cards that are installed and fix this" (sadly I can't tell which one this is. somewhere in /etc it'll linger."
Unfortunately, this noname card doesn't work either. It was declared unreliable a while ago and I forgot. Ping was working but nothing more.
Anyway, here is the situation:
I have a computer that is configured with 3c509 (3com card), but actual network card in it is 3c905. Same type (3c905) is used on another computer on which is suse linux 5.2 installed. In yast tool I can choose different types of cards and have exactly what I need (3c905) on the menue. It looks so simple in yast. Somehow I need to tranfer drivers from suse computer to my red hat computer.
Now, I'm wonder if it would be OK to copy file
3c90x.o from /lib/modules..../2.2.5-15/net to the same folder on my problematic computer. I guess it is more then this file (linux is so complicated), but I need to ask anyway.
Right now, I would be very very happy if I had an up to date configuration, but I don't have and needs to work with what I have....