[Rule] RULE on a 750P

Chris Schumann chris at idlelion.net
Sat Feb 17 21:04:26 EET 2007

OK. I'm trying to follow the instructions on the site to install FC5 using

I know the site is being re-created, but the instructions seem kind of
erratic. First on one topic, then another. Anyway, here's what I did.

- Made three floppies: slinky-0.5.05a, disk2.img and pcmcia.img

- Boot slinky, type "linux floppy=thinkpad atkbd.set=3 dd updates"

- Install? Yes. Continue? Yes. Welcome!. OK. Remove floppy. OK.

- 1 Select Keyboard. Cancel.
- 2 Select installation method. 4-httprpms.

- Setup network. Alt+F2. Enter to activate.
+ mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
+ vi /scripts/init_network.sh
+ set network parameters

I'm pretty sure my card (LinkSys PCMPC100) doesn't use the tulip driver.
Hmm. I'll put it in my T60 running FC6 to see how it identifies... dmesg
reports that it's an Asix AX88190. Seems to need the axnet_cs driver. It's
on the floppy. Cool!

+ uncomment MODULE2 and set it to "axnet_cs.o" with quotes; save and exit
+ copy /scripts/init_network.sh to floppy because I get the feeling I'm
going to have to try many things to get this to work.
+ /scripts/pcmcia.sh start
Module directory </lib/modules/2.6.9/k.......> not found. No kidding. I'm
using the 2.6.15 kernel.

+ /scripts/init_network.sh
insmod: cannot open module
'/lib/modules/2.6.15/kernel/drivers/net/tulip/tulip.ko': No such file or
modprobe: failed to load module tulip
insmod: cannot open module
'mnt/floppy/modules/kernel/drivers/net/axnet_cx.o': No such file or
SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
SIOCSIFNETMASK: No such device

Looks like I have to copy the driver to the right place. I'm thinking it
might be the wrong version, but here goes.
+ mkdir /lib/modules/2.6.15/kernel/drivers/net
+ cp /mnt/floppy/modules/pcmcia/axnet_cs.o
+ /scripts/init_network.sh

Uhm... no. Fixed insmod line to correct path on floppy, commented out
modprobe tulip line. Try again.
No module found in object.
insmod: cannot insert '/mnt/floppy/modules/pcmcia/axnet_cs.o': Invalid
module format (-1): Exec format error

So it looks like the driver is not for this kernel.

Pointers or tips on how to proceed GREATLY appreciated.

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