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Not able to Install the LAN drivers for RHEL 4

GURUDAYAL
Occasional Advisor

Not able to Install the LAN drivers for RHEL 4

Hi,

I install RHEL 4 in HP XW 4400 but unable to install the LAN drivers,even i checked in the Site also no drivers is available for The LAN.

As i am being new to Linux Edn, so please guide me to resolve the same.

Thanks
Guru dayal

5 REPLIES
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Not able to Install the LAN drivers for RHEL 4

Shalom,

The reason you can not install LAN drivers for this system is this is a windows only system.

You either get a new system or install an add in LAN card that supports Linux. Such a card retails for around $25

End of game.

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GURUDAYAL
Occasional Advisor

Re: Not able to Install the LAN drivers for RHEL 4

Hi,

Thanks for your reply,as i checked in the sites all drivers is available but LAN drivers is not available for XW4400.

Even we got a drivers CD named as " HP Drivers CD for RHEL WS 4 Update"

Tried to install the drivers for the CD.. but its not getting installed.

Hopes getting some more suggesion for the same.

Thanks
Guru dayal sahu
Alan_152
Honored Contributor

Re: Not able to Install the LAN drivers for RHEL 4

I use the XW4400 extensively at my site, but there are no supported drivers available for the onboard NIC for RHEL4.x . My recommendations would be as follows (these work in my lab):

1) switch to OpenSUSE 10.x or 11.x
2) switch to Centos 5.x
3) purchase a cheap PCI NIC that has RHEL4.x driver support.
GURUDAYAL
Occasional Advisor

Re: Not able to Install the LAN drivers for RHEL 4

Hi Alan,

Thanks a Lots , as i was struggling for the last 2 days to get the drivers.

Thanks once again.

Guru dayal sahu
dirk dierickx
Honored Contributor

Re: Not able to Install the LAN drivers for RHEL 4

Let this be a (hard) lesson, you _SHOULD_ always check the compatibility list before buying hardware. This is equally true for any OS (even windows!).