Compiling NIC Modules Error...

Leigh Gardiner leighgardiner at
Sun Jan 19 17:34:28 PST 2003

Ok, I found it.

Yes, I had kept my original config file :)
I've selected it to be compiled into the kernel (and i found my second NIC 
in there too, w00t :) )...
So far I've issued:
make menuconfig
make dep
make clean
make bzImage

its currently running through make bzImage...once thats done all I'll have 
to issue is make install, I won't have to issue make modules and make 

Once their done, I'll have to copy the /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage 
file to /boot, and rename the old one, just incase something goes wrong i 
can bootup with a floppy...then ill have to copy to /boot, rename 
the old one...

Does this process sound alright??

>From: Chris Lingard <chris at>
>Reply-To: lfs-support at
>To: lfs-support at
>Subject: Re: Compiling NIC Modules Error...
>Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2003 16:28:17 +0000
>Leigh Gardiner wrote:
> > How do I use the Kernels modules? I've searched through the 'make
> > menuconfig' menu, but there isn't any e100...but there is a
> > /usr/src/linux-2.4.20/Documentation/e100.txt and
> > /usr/src/linux-2.4.20/drivers/net/e100/
> > How do I compile these into the kernel, or whatever you were speaking 
> > I'm not that familiar just yet with all this kernel compiling...i can
> > compile anything from the menu, but i dunno how to compile 3rd party
> > modules or whatever into the kernel..
>You are going to remake your kernel; I hope that you have your previous
>configuration in a file, that you can just read in.
>Network device support  -> Ethernet  -> EtherExpressPro/100
>Go to the help and read all about them.
>You can either build it into the kernel, or build it as a module.
>Probably the simplest, at this stage, is just to build it in. Then
>the ethernet should be detected on boot.
>If you build as a module then you need two additional steps after
>the make bzImage:
>make modules
>make modules_install
>Put you new kernel into /boot with a different name, then add a new cell
>to lilo.conf to boot it.
> >> > BTW: the NIC is an Intel Pro/100...
> >
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