[CentOS-devel] CentOS on the Asus Eeepc ...

Fabian Arrotin fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net
Mon Sep 8 12:49:29 UTC 2008


Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Fabian Arrotin wrote:
>> I had to modify the installer initrd.img to include the atl2.ko module 
>> for the wired nic to install from my local mirror .. where do i store 
>> it ? on the wiki page itself, as an attachment ? a simple link to a 
>> tmp space on my website ?
>>
>> I'm now wondering what's the best way to include the atl2.ko module 
>> during setup : a rpm that will be fetched from centos extras (?) or a 
>> simple driverdisk ?
>>
>> Ideas & comments welcome ...
> 
> I've been working on an alternate installer, which does not use anaconda 
> at all, for the eeepc since we need to change a lot of default stuff in 
> order to get the basic stuff working in a reasonable manner.
Hmm, is that not too much work, especially when 5.3 and further releases 
show their heads ?
> 
> Also, is this atl2 ko based on the one that I had built sometime back or 
> is this from the 2.x version ? if so, is it stable enough to rebase onto 
>  in the 2.6.18 code ?
It's still the v1 of the driver, so basically the same that you used .. 
except that i rebuilt it from 
http://repo.redhat-club.org/redhat/5/SRPMS/atl2-kmod-1.0.40.4-el5.rhc.1.src.rpm 
...
We tried with Manuel Wolfshant to have the v2 driver built on 2.6.18 but 
it didn't work (Manuel took contact with the devel guy but i think he 
had still no answer )
> 
> PS: please dont crosspost.
Yeah, sorry for that (but of course i didn't intend to continue the 
discussion on the -docs list).. i think i should have divided my post in 
two : one for -docs regarding the created wiki page and the other one 
about the core discussion ..

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