Thursday, January 22, 2009

What to do when sipXecs ISO installer doesn't have the proper network card drivers...

Installing sipXecs on BioStar Motherboard with Integrated Realtek RTL8110SC/8169SC Network Adpter

CentOS 5.2 with Realtek RTL8110SC/8169SC network adapter

The CentOS installed from the sipXecs 3.10.2 ISO did not have the drivers for this particular motherboard / network adapter so I was forced to do some digging. So others can benefit from my pain I documented my solution..

I downloaded kmod-r8169-2.3LK_NAPI-1.el5.i686.rpm from to a USB drive on my laptop.

Plugged the USB drive into the server and waited for the 'up' message.

Made a directory to mount the usb drive to (mkdir /media/usbdisk1 )

Mounted the drive (mount /dev/sda1 /media/usbdisk1 )

Changed to the directory (cd /media/usbdisk1 )

Installed the RPM (rpm -ivh kmod-r8169-2.3LK_NAPI-1.el5.i686.rpm )

Rebooted machine.

After boot, login as root.

Run linux setup command (setup)

Set the static IP address on the network card that was specified at sipXecs installation.

Save and exit setup.

Restart network services (service network restart)

Restart sipX services (service sipxpbx restart)

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