[CentOS] CentOS 5 dual boot with XP success

Sat Apr 14 18:12:12 UTC 2007
Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com>

On 4/13/07, Brian Barnes <bcbarnes at artsci.wustl.edu> wrote:
> Hello. A happy, error-free report about my experiences last night.  Only
> one small inconvenience in the install.

Thankyou for this info.

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> My one problem: no network.  The Realtek chip was not detected.  I
> rebooted to XP, did some googling, and figured out that I needed to
> download the appropriate Realtek drivers, build and install them.  I put
> the drivers on my vfat partition (grabbing the NVidia video drivers too),
> rebooted to CentOS, built/installed the drivers, and then had to reboot
> one more time before network would work.

These may show up in the CentOS-plus items as they are worked on. One
thing we might look at is using the kmod infrastructure that RHEL is
using for its modules (but I have been told it is a pain in the ass to
keep straight). I will see about trying to build a set of dkms modules
for things as I am most familiar with this technology and its 'doing
the reasonably right thing'.

Again thansk.

Stephen J Smoogen. -- CSIRT/Linux System Administrator
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"