Re: How to correct my installation nvnet after recompile core?
If you download a recent 2.6.x kernel, forcedeth is already included [no need for a patch]. But it's easy to miss it in the list.
Device drivers -> Networking support -> EISA, VLB, PCI and onboard controllers
"Reverse engineered nForce ethernet controller (EXPERIMENTAL)"
Note: for some reason on my machine this appears in the list of drivers between 'Broadcom 4400' and 'CS89x0'...