We just got a new box is and when I went to install RedHat linux 5.0 on
it I ran into some problems. The RedHat boot disk complained and halted
when scanning the PCI bus. On downloaded the boot image for RedHat 5.2
and it had no problems. I tried to start an FTP install but I could not
get it to recognize the network card. It is an 'Encore' NIC. It is at
work but I don't have the part number. Even if I had the driver, I
doubt I could make the boot disk work and I would rather not wait until
the 5.2 Redhat CDs start shipping (a week or two?).
So now I am looking for a NIC that will be recognized by the RedHat 5.2
boot disks. I have worked with tulip cards in the past and have had
good success. But when I started looking for listed cards on the
'tulip' page I did not have much luck finding those exact models and I
have seen references to minor differences in model numbers being based
on entirely different chips.
So now my question: What is a good currently avalable and well
supported (on linux) NIC? 10/100 RJ45, PCI based.