I have a Sony VGN-CR353/W Vaio laptop. I am having problems connecting to
the network using the ZEN boot CD.

The NIC does work using the Fedora 9 boot DVD however. In Fedora 9
(kernel 2.6.25-14) the module for the NIC is r8169.ko.

lspci -n lists the NIC as "06:00.0 0200 10ec:8136"
lspci lists the NIC as "Ethernet Controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co.,
Ltd. RTL8101E PCI Express Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 01)"

Modinfo says the srcversion is 73A9CDEA9F774D1BD which differs to the
srcversion I get using the ZCM 10.0.3 boot CD (kernel

I the kernel module for r8169 loads under the ZEN boot environment and I
can bind an IP address to it but I cannot ping anything (when booted into
ZEN, Fedora 9 is fine).

Typically when this sort of thing happens I can come to the forum and
someone will steer me to an ISO that will fix me up. Only once before
have I needed to compile a kernel from scratch etc. Either way can
someone point me in the right direction? From way back I remember I
needed to apply some ZEN patches to the kernel which I got from
kernel.org but that was so long ago I now have no idea where to find that
stuff, and precious little time to do it.

Thanks, Simon.