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Old 07-27-2004, 05:26 AM   #1
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Install enhernet card

I have just bought an Ethernet Card and put it in my pc (RedHat9). I've got a Linux driver (in floppy) but I don't know how to install it?
Can somebody help me?
Old 07-27-2004, 05:33 AM   #2
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Did the machine not detect the ethernet card when it was booted?

How many ethernet cards have you got? If one, then just go to the redhat-network-gui tool and you should be able to see the card. Most cards are pretty much detectable now.

If not, and you have a linux driver, you'll need to mount the floppy so that you can access it:

mount /dev/fd0 /mnt

You should then be able to access the driver via command line. If the driver is an rpm, then just do:

cd /mnt/<driverdirectory>
rpm -ivh <driver>.rpm

Check the README file you should have for the driver and all should be straighforwards.

Good luck!

Old 07-27-2004, 05:38 AM   #3
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What sort of eth card is it?
Old 07-27-2004, 06:52 AM   #4
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Thanks, the problem has solved.


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