LSD and floks,
u r right that Intel(R) PRO/1000 Gigabit Ethernet support has to enabled before compiling kernel, and i have netowrk now
as far as hyperthreading, enabling smp support during configuration before compiling kernel does not seem to do the trick. here is what i have from /var/log/messages
found SMP MP-table at 000f4f10
CPU: Hyper-Threading is disabled
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
Intel P4/Xeon Extended MCE MSRs (12) available
i specified two cpu for smp during configuration. is there is something more i could have done? it would be excellent to get hyperthread working as well.
btw, could i simply replace s9's bzImage in the downloaded iso with the new bzImage and burn a new iso with the custom made bzImage so that i will have a bootable s9-modified iso for e7205 machine? is that how bootable iso made?
thanks for the advice in advance - i feel that the questions i posed are getting deeper and deeper and there are fewer and fewer places i can get advices from. thanks once again.
ps, all the reference are made about kernel 2.5.75