Bug 861 - Intel Etherexpress 100(B?) seems to be broken in kernel-2.0.36-3
Intel Etherexpress 100(B?) seems to be broken in kernel-2.0.36-3
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-01-18 02:04 EST by ajames
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-01-18 16:23:38 EST
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Description ajames 1999-01-18 02:04:01 EST
I am using 4 IBM Intellistations with Redhat 5.2.  All
were working fine.  When I installed the
kernel-2.0.36-3.i386.rpm package (from your updates ftp
site), the new kernel slotted in just fine.  However, upon
reboot, no ethernet card was seen.  (localhost login: )

To verify it was not a hardware problem, I promptly booted
the install disks, and the installation dialogues told me
that I had an Intel EtherExpress Pro/100 (which I do).  I
again tried to boot the 2.0.36-3 kernel from my hard disk,
and again, no network.

Unfortunately, I didn't opt to install mtools, so I don't
even know how to copy the 2.0.36-0.7 kernel from an other
machine to this one.  I will probably end up re-installing
the entire system tonight, but wanted to let you know
because others are probably having this problem.


P.S.  Its possible that I might have the 100B which you list
as "unsupported but compatable."  I'm really not sure if
these machines come with the standard Pro/100 or
Pro/100B....  even if it is the B, it would be nice for you
to go up to a higher kernel where ieep/100 support is
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-01-18 16:23:59 EST
I attempted to replicate this problem in our test lab with an Intel
EtherExpress Pro 10/100 PCI and was unable to get it to fail. I
started with a fresh install of 5.2 as shipped on CD. I then uograded
to the new 2.0.36-3 update RPM, edited lilo.conf to point to the new
kernel, re-ran lilo to enable the new setting, and then rebooted. The
Intel card was recognized and networking set up fine.

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