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RE: Adding NIC drivers to FC1 install CD?



Hi Paul,

Thanks for the help.
I got everything compiled and repacked, but when I boot from the new CD it
complains about missing symbols.

Here is what I did:
Installed regular FC1 from regular FC1 install CD (version 2.4.22-1.2115).
My installation contains the development packages and the kernel source
package.
Using this, I recompile the e1000 driver I downloaded from Intel and
replaced the old e1000.o and added it into /etc/modules.conf
When I reboot, network comes up and runs fine - both under the
single-processor and the smp version of the kernel (for some reason it
defaults to loading smp although it's onlty a single P4)

I took the original boot.iso from the FC1 CD, replaced the e1000.o in
modules.cgz, added the PCI IDs into pcitable and put it all back together
and burnt the new CD.

Booting from the new CD, it tries but fails to load my driver - it complains
about unresolved symbols.

I replaced the original vmlinuz with the vmlinuz I am booting from when I
boot from the HD and burnt another CD, but no luck either.

It is missing the following symbols:
irq_stat
netif_rx
netif_receive_skb
__netdev_watchdog
skb_over_panic
__dev_get_by_name
softnet_data
eth_type_trans
mem_map
__kfree_skb
alloc_skb


Any idea what I could do?

Thanks,

MARK


> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com 
> [mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Paul Howarth
> Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 12:12 AM
> To: For users of Fedora Core releases
> Subject: Re: Adding NIC drivers to FC1 install CD?
> 
> 
> On Tue, 2004-10-26 at 21:46, Mark wrote:
> > I just bought a Dell PowerEdge 750 and want to install 
> Fedora Core 1 on it.
> > Everything seems to work fins so far, except I don't have 
> network, because
> > FC1 doesn't have the right driver.
> > It should not be a big problem since IBM apparently offers 
> Linux drivers for
> > this mainboard.
> > 
> > My question is this: once I am done compiling a driver that 
> works, is there
> > a way to create my own FC1 install CD with this driver one 
> there, so that
> > the installer is going to find the Network and install it 
> the same way as if
> > it knew it all along?
> > Or even better, add it to an FC1 boot CD, load the network 
> driver and then
> > do the rest of the install over the network with a kickstart file?
> 
> Yes, this is possible. You'll need to build an i586 driver for the
> 2.4.22-1.2115.nptl kernel and add it to the moduleball in 
> your modified
> boot.iso. If the driver module depends on any other modules, 
> you'll need
> to know what those dependencies are, and you'll also need to know the
> PCI ID for the network card so that anaconda can detect it.
> 
> If you can build the module, find the dependencies and the PCI ID, the
> rest is fairly straightforward and I can explain it later.
> 
> Paul.
> -- 
> Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org>
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