Intel ethernet adapter + driver issues

Mark Hahn hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca
Thu Aug 22 13:36:58 EDT 2002


> and TFTP ), but the machine I am trying to install has a very new Intel
> motherboard, w/ dual onboard Gigabit NICs.  This adapter requires the
> latest Intel e1000 driver, so I have to build it into the initrd ( the
> modules are contained w/in a gzipped cpio archive w/in the initrd image

I'm running 2.4.20-pre2 or 5 on my dual/xeon/gigabit machine;
the driver that's in those kernels is a cleaned up version of Intel's,
I think.  it certainly seems to work well, and seems to be recommended.

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