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Old 01-18-2006, 08:06 AM   #1
mellowdog
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Marvell Yukon Network driver problems, Lilo Windows boot Problems


Hiya guys, I just got done making a fresh install of Slack 10.2. I'm a complete newb when it comes to Slack and I consider myself below novice with linux. I made it through the install no problem. The only hiccup I have was that it didnt recognize my Network card. My card is an Onboard Marvell Yukon Gigabit. So I need some help installing a driver for that. Also, After I configured Lilo, (auto config) it set everything up without a breeze. When I go to boot my Windows HD from my other sata drive, it freezes up in lilo. Any suggestions?

Thanks a bunch!
 
Old 01-19-2006, 01:19 AM   #2
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I assume you used sata.i kernel(2.4.31) or test26s kernel. And istalled lilo to mbr(1st disk where windows is) and added Win. to lilo menu. Win. likes being on 1st hd. During install you should've been offered option to setup other disk or partions too.
If SW is on 1st disk and Win on second then oops you will need knowledgeable person to help you edit /etc/lilo.conf. Unless you will use bios to change boot hd.
Google slackware 10.2 and that nic card. I think kernel driver module is sk98lin. lspci will list pci devices. lsmod will list modules. pico /etc/rc.d/rc.modules may show a # in front of module line you can uncomment to get nic going.
Sorry for your trouble.

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Old 01-19-2006, 03:02 AM   #3
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Thanks i got the nic working, i'll find a way around the windows and lilo thing. u hit the nail right on the head, i was using sata.i 2.4.31. When i find the solution, I will be sure to post it on here for future reference.
 
Old 01-19-2006, 04:12 PM   #4
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try out http://www.linuxjournal.com/articles...2.html.(--that is 3559lowercasel2.html). This gives lilo.conf file for multiboot system with windows not on 1st disk. You can do similar thing with grub too.

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Old 01-22-2006, 08:25 AM   #5
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I have the same nic but cant seem to get it to work. I cant seem to find the sk98lin module and nothing I try helps. lspci shows it lsmod shows no entries at all just the table headers. I really not sure where to go from here. I was just about to give up on this nic untill I read this thread.
 
Old 01-22-2006, 11:18 AM   #6
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nic problem

maybe mellowdog will tell you what he did. I just saw reference to that module for the nic in google search. Are you using 10.2 kernel(ready-made or config'd)?.If lspci lists the nic, but lsmod doesn't show the module; and /etc/rc.d/rc.modules doesn't have the module mentioned, then a kernel with support for it is needed; or it maybe cheaper to get another nic. Good luck.

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Old 01-24-2006, 04:14 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by j0ck
I have the same nic but cant seem to get it to work. I cant seem to find the sk98lin module and nothing I try helps. lspci shows it lsmod shows no entries at all just the table headers. I really not sure where to go from here. I was just about to give up on this nic untill I read this thread.

sorry i didnt reply sooner, i was out on vacation. anyways here is what i did for the Marvell Yukon Gigabit onboard ethernet controller.

I googled the marvell website, and searched for a driver using their driver database

THIS IS THE LINK TO THE DATABASE

use the link above to get to that database, then just ask it for linux 2.4 / 2.6 drivers

After you download them it comes with a handy readme. I am a linux novice, and i seemed to get the the readme no problem. The installer asks if u want to patch the driver into the kernel, or just make it a module. I found it easier to just patch the kernel. The instructions are Really easy, and you learn how to patch/compile a kernel.

Its true what they say about slackware, u know know slackware u will know linux. Good luck guys!! and I hope this helped
 
Old 01-25-2006, 02:18 AM   #8
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Hi

I have an ASUS A8V Delux motherboard with a "Marvell Yukon NIC".

I didn't need to download any additiona drivers. All I had to do to get the nic working was
Code:
/sbin/modprobe sk98lin
After I found that I just added the line in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules and it's been working since. I havn't benchmarked it or anything cause I'm not on a 1G network.
 
  


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