Sunday, July 15, 2012

How To Upgrade The Ethernet Driver On A Check Point UTM-1: Step By Step

Do a full backup of your current system before installation, a snapshot is recommended.

To install the kernel RPM with fixed driver, run the following commands:
# rpm -Uvh --force ilsiebel01_7608_5360_0_kernel-2.6.18-92cp_979006001.i686.rpm
# reboot

To verify that the new kernel was installed, run the following command
# rpm -qa | grep kernel-
you should see the same build number that appears in the name of new kernel RPM.

To verify that the new driver was loaded, run the following command:
# ethtool -i IF_NAME
You should see:
driver: e1000