KS file, floppy boot, and NIC not on boot floppy.

Brian D. Ropers-Huilman bropers at lsu.edu
Thu Nov 21 10:36:36 EST 2002


On Thu, 21 Nov 2002 beowulf-admin at beowulf.org wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Nov 2002 at 7:17am, Henderson, TL Todd wrote
> 
> > I suspect I have 4 options:
> > 
> > a.)  Deal with it.
> > b.)  Move the e1000 module to the floppy.  However, I don't seem to have the
> > room on the floppy to do this.
> 
> You can delete drivers you don't need out of the initrd.img on the boot 
> floppy to make room for the e1000 module from the drivers disk..  
> *However*, note that the earliest e1000 driver that supports the dual 
> onboard NICs seen on, e.g., Supermicro's E7500 boards is 4.3.2.  The 
> version shipped on the RedHat 7.3 images is 4.1.7, and so won't work.  If 
> you're talking 8.0, you're probably fine.

I don't know if you've played with RedHat's boot floppies, but to put 
the module in you'll have to add it to the cpio'd gziped 
/modules/modules.cgz and you may have to add an entry in the 
/modules/module-info or the /modules/modules.dep as well.

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