diags.txt Driver File Contents (R159293.EXE)

Intel(R) DIAGS Release Notes

November 1, 2004


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Intel's diagnostic software lets you test the adapter to see if there are
any problems with the adapter hardware, the cabling, or the network
connection. You can also use diagnostics to isolate problems during
troubleshooting.  DIAGS is a single program that operates identically
under multiple operating systems.

These utilities are designed to test hardware operation and confirm the
adapter's ability to communicate with another adapter in the same network,
primarily confirming cabling. They should not be used to judge performance.

They can test the adapter whether or not there is a responder on the network.
In order to do a thorough test, however, you should set-up a second system on
the network as a responder prior to starting a test.


- In general for any OS this utility may unload (or set to idle) the drivers 
  for the adapters selected through this utility, if they were loaded.



The tools driver can be installed on all versions of Windows since Windows 2000.  
The tools driver for the 32-bit versions of Windows are in the 
Win32 directory on the CD.  The tools driver for the 64-bit versions of Windows
are in the Win64 (Itanium) or Win64e (x64) directory on the CD.

To install the tools' drivers on Windows, run install.bat from the appropriate
directory on the CD.   

Although the tools are not installed with install.bat, the driver that
the tools require is copied into the local machine Windows driver directory.
To run the tools, launch a Command Prompt window from the Windows Start Menu.  
Go to the media and directory where the tools are located and run the tools.
The readme files for each tool are found in the same directory as the tools.
These tools can be manually installed on the local hard drive in any directory.

The tool uses its own driver file (not the same as the system network driver).
If the driver sys file already exists in the drivers directory, install.bat may
fail to copy. The /y switch to install.bat will override and copy the driver file
regardless. However, this can be dangerous if an older version of the driver is
being used by another application such as PROset for Device Manager. If a driver
is already present in the drivers directory, try running the tool from the command
prompt. If it runs, then the driver is fine. The tool will not run if the driver 
version present does not match the driver version expected.

Note that for Windows Vista, the user must have access to the 
%systemroot%\system32\drivers directory. Only the administrator account has these
privileges. The user must be logged in as administrator or "run as" administrator
all tools on this OS.

Note that on Windows, any device that is disabled in device manager will not be
accessible by tools due to no memory resources. You would get an error code 0xC86A800E.
To solve this problem, you can do one of the following:
1) Re-enable the device in device manager. Never disable this device when using tools.
2) Install an NDIS device driver for the device and make sure that it does not have
   a yellow or red bang by it in device manager.
3) Delete the device from device manager and restart the system. The install new 
   hardware wizard should appear on next reboot. Do not cancel this. Just move the
   window aside and run the tool(s). Generally, you can click "cancel" on the wizard
   but there are some cases where Windows will disable the memory resources causing
   you to get back into the same state.


The tools support Intel EFI v1.10 for EFI32 (x86), EFI64E (x64), and EFI64 (Itanium).  
The tools for EFI directory on the CD and can be differentiated by the 32, 64, or 64E in
the tools' filenames.  There is no installation required for EFI tools.  
The tools can simply be copied to the drive that they will run from. 

Note that while EFI supports USB drives, there may be issues running tools from the USB
drive. Whether or not there are issues are BIOS specific. If issues are experienced,
the tool should be run from hard disk instead.


The tools support various DOS versions from Windows XP DOS (reached by creating
a DOS boot disk in the explorer GUI) to FreeDOS.  There is no installation required for 
DOS tools. The tools can simply be copied from the DOS directory on the CD to the drive
that they will run from.  It is expected that the tools have a clean boot environment. 
The tools will not run with memory managers and/or DOS networking drivers loaded. 
The tools expect that they have full, unlimited control of the hardware. The tools 
*WILL NOT* run properly if EMM386 is present.  The tools run in protected mode, 32-bit
DOS. Therefore, they will may not be compatible with any TSR programs.


In order to run tools on Linux, a driver stub must be built and installed on the system.
This driver is not related to the network device driver that is used to run the network
during live traffic. It is a separate driver used explicitly for tools. Due to the 
nature of Linux with the number of kernels that can exist, we provide source for the
driver module and an install script to build/install it.

The tools support Linux distributions based on kernels v2.4.x or v2.6.x. Validation is
done primarily on RedHat/Fedora/Suse based distributions. Configured kernel source 
that matches the currently installed kernel is required. A working GCC is also required. 
There are some versions of GCC that had a bug which did not support unnamed structures.
These versions of GCC are not supported. If you have compilation errors, try updating
your version of GCC.  If you have linker errors when installing the driver, you should
update your kernel - download the latest stable off www.kernel.org and build/install it.

Note that Fedora core 5 does not ship with Kernel source. You must download, install,
and configure the source in order to get the tools' driver built on this OS. Installing
the kernel source RPM does not solve the problem.

This is the installation procedure:

    1. Log in as root and create a temporary directory to build the Intel(R)
       PRO Network Connection Tools driver.

    2. Copy ‘install’ and ‘iqvlinux.tar.gz’ to the temporary directory.
       There are 3 versions of Linux supported: Linux32 (x86), Linux64e (x64),
       and Linux64 (Itanium). Copies of the above files exist in the appropriate
       directory for your platform.

    3. CD to the temporary directory and run ‘./install.’  The driver has been
       installed now, so the files in the temporary directory can be removed. 

    4. Copy the tools that you want to use from the appropriate directory of the CD.


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  of the centers are staffed by technicians who speak the local languages.
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  times they are open, visit http://www.intel.com/support/9089.htm.

- Telephone support: US and Canada: 1-916-377-7000
  (7:00 - 17:00 M-F Pacific Time)

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