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Old 10-13-2003, 09:18 AM   #1
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INtel pro 10/100

I am in the middle of a Mandrake 8.1 install and the installation GUI is asking me for a net driver. I have specified intel ethernet 10/100 pro and it prompts "Loading module Intel Ethernet Pro 100 failed. Do you want to try again with other parameters?"

I said yes and tried all drivers in the Intel family, but alas I get the same prompt. I actually have the intel disk with the linux drivers but unlike Windows there is no option to browse or get the drivers from the disk. The lan chip is built on the board (INtel D845GEBV2L) and is set to active in the BIOS.

I also can't say no to the prompt and move on with the install, it brings me back to driver selection screen regardless of my answer to the above question.

Old 10-13-2003, 10:22 AM   #2
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Please help . . .

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Old 10-13-2003, 08:05 PM   #3
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I can't find that specific board on Intel's site. Do you happen to know what chipset the NIC is based on (not the mother board, but the actual Network Interface Card)? It should be something like 82555, 82559, etc... something like that. For any of the 8255x cards the eepro100 driver should be correct. If it's based on a different chipset then you may need a different driver.

First step is to read the motherboard manual and determine what chipset the NIC is based on.
Old 10-14-2003, 12:49 PM   #4
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I am going to try the driver you recommended, I'll post how it turns out!

Here is the link to intel board:


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