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Old 07-04-2008, 12:56 AM   #1
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installing e100 driver on kernel 2.4.21-4

Hi to everyone
Can anyone pls help, i am having Red Hat kernel version 2.4.21-4 EL i have downloaded the e100-3.5.17 driver but the make command says --kernel source not found.
i would like to add that in file e100.spec there is 1 line as ..
Requires: kernel, fileutils, findutils, gawk, bash
my kernel does not support fileutils,findutils, and kernel command....can that be the problem ?
also in the readme file there is 1 line as
To build a binary RPM* package of this driver run 'rpmbuild -tb
<filename.tar.gz>'. Replace <filename.tar.gz> with the specific file name
of he driver.
but rpmbuild command is also not found.

Can anyone help i kno little of linux.
thanx in advance
Old 07-04-2008, 03:47 AM   #2
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Ok, my best guess is you are running a real old (no longer supported) version. If this is the case updating is your best (and easiest) bet. Report back the results of:

cat /etc/redhat-release
Old 07-08-2008, 08:08 AM   #3
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thanx a lot for ur quick reply and also I am extreamly sorry for the late reply...
here is the output for cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 3 (Taroon)
i am giving the kernel version again Red Hat 2.4.21-4.EL
now i have installed e100-3.5.17 driver and modified the modules.conf as-
alias eth0 e100
but the modprobe.conf file seem to contain nothing .
when modprobe e100 --command is given it could not find the device
lspci|grep -i eth
04:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 1094 (rev 01)
the n/w adapter as shown by windows is intel(r)PRO/100 VE
any help would be great i want to connect to net anyhow pls help.

thanx in advance
Old 07-08-2008, 02:15 PM   #4
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I had it in my mind that RHEL2.1 was the last 2.4 kernel, I was wrong you are running RHEL3. Your support has entered into a new phase, something you may want to think about.

General Availability: Oct 23, 2003
Full Support (including hardware updates): Oct 23, 2003 -- April 30, 2006
Deployment Support: May 1, 2006 -- Jun 30, 2007
Maintenance Support: Jul 1, 2007 -- Oct 31, 2010
Most of the current drivers (for almost anything) were written with the 2.6 kernel in mind. You may have to track down a version of the drive that was written with the 2.4 kernel in mind. This may be pretty tough for hardware that is newer than you version, say anything released after RHEL4.


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