I'm trying to make run the e1000e - Intel Ethernet device on PCI express bus on x86 with Linux 2.2.12 kernel, The problem is that Intel provides driver only for kernels 2.4.18+.
I think the short way
is with patches (I did't found anything relevant.)
1. Is there any PCI patches for kernel 2.2.12 - to support kernel 2.4.18 PCI registration technics ?
And the long way:
As far I understand(I'm new with this stuff) the other option is to change the kernel 2.2.12 PCI driver manually
(2. I"m not shore, is this practicable ??)
To change the Intel's driver to run on the 2.2.12 kernel (3. Not shore either, is this gonna work ??)
4. Any documentation on the PCI device drivers changes between k2.2.12-->k2.4.18
Any help or suggestion will be very appreciated.
Thank You for your time.