new server setup questions

Ray ray at
Sun Mar 18 00:22:26 UTC 2007

I'm trying to setup a new server, and I'm having some problems mostly with the 
network card. (machine specs follow) I can't get a driver to work for the 
integrated network card.  I've spent a number of hours on google / "the 
complete freeBSD" / "the freeBSD handbook". the handbook (section 11.8 
outlines using ndis (project evil) drivers. I tried using this. I went 
through ndisgen, and everything seemed to work. I then tried to use kldload 
and got the error message:  
"kldload: can't load file.ko :operation not permitted" 
of course I did all of this as root. I am using the amd64 version of freeBSD 
(is this my first mistake?) and the 64 bit version of the drivers.
as a side note, the supplied driver disk includes a source version of the 
linux driver. is there any way to use this?
Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated.
machine specs
2GB ram
AMD 5200 x2 processor (sorry, the box isn't in front of me)

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