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RTL8111/8168 NIc Driver & RHEL4

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:09 pm
by sevensins
AOA,
I have a system that has an RTL 8111/8168 gbps lan card. I have installed RHEL4 and the kernel doesnt have the driver for it. I have downloaded the driver, compiled it and is running...

Would like to know if I could inject the driver intyo the RHEL 4 source as the source resides on an NFS and all the clients wil be installing from there.

any help suggestions would be highly appreciated...

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:51 pm
by mudasir
AOA,

Dear,

Download the file http://www.crystalnetworks.org/realtek_r1000.tgz extract it by
tar xvzf realtek_r1000.tgz
then goto LAN folder and read the readme file.

I was also facing the same issue, and this worked out.

Hope it works for you.

If the URL is unreachable..try to open it after 2 hrs, as my UPS died few days back, i am still working to fix it.

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:49 pm
by lambda
Would like to know if I could inject the driver intyo the RHEL 4 source as the source resides on an NFS and all the clients wil be installing from there.
what do you mean by "source"? do you mean "installation packages"?

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:54 am
by sevensins
I have inserted the .ko into the boot.iso and burnt it on a CD, when the system is booted from the CD for an NFs install, the driver for the lan card is present and is auto detected.

The problem is that the system is booted up via PXE, from where we select a distribution to install and the NFS kicks in.. I would like this driver to be in that RHEL4 source so it can detect the nic when installation begins

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:17 pm
by sevensins
alright got it, I had to put the new initrd and vmlinuz in the tftp so it could boot from this...


done it.. thanx for all the help