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Old 01-23-2009, 11:26 AM
"MOKRANI Rachid"
Default start network installation with HP 8530w with Intel ethernet card

Title: start network installation with HP 8530w with Intel ethernet card


I have an HP 8530w laptop. I need ti instal it under CentOS 5.2 x86_64 - kernel 2.6.18-92.

The network card is not recognized. I have add the driver e1000e- (dowload from Intel site).

After compiled and installed the driver, all work fine!

But I need to make a network installation and the Intel network card should be recognized before.

I found the following script on the net and try it.


wget http://my_web_server/CentOS/5.2/x86_64/images/diskboot.img

cp diskboot.img diskboot.orig.img

mkdir diskboot_mnt

mount -o loop diskboot.img diskboot_mnt

mkdir initrd_extracted

cd initrd_extracted

gunzip < ../diskboot_mnt/initrd.img | cpio -i --make-directories

cd ..

mkdir modules_extracted

cd modules_extracted

gunzip < ../initrd_extracted/modules/modules.cgz | cpio -i --make-directories

cd 2.6.18-92.el5/x86_64

rm e1000e.ko

wget http://my_web_server/e1000e.ko

# Now put humpty back together again

cd ../../

find . -print |cpio -o -Hnewc | gzip -c9 > ../modules.cgz

cd ..

cp -fp --no-preserve=all modules.cgz initrd_extracted/modules/

cd initrd_extracted

find . -print |cpio -o -Hnewc | gzip -c9 > ../initrd.img

cd ..

cp -fp initrd.img diskboot_mnt/

# cleanup

umount diskboot_mnt

rm -rf diskboot_mnt/ initrd_extracted/ initrd.img* modules.cgz modules_extracted/

mv diskboot.img diskboot.mod.img

dd if=diskboot.mod.img of=/dev/sdb


After trying to start on a USB key, the network card is not recognized again :-(

Something is missing ...

how to add this network driver for starting a network installation ?

Anybody do this before ?

Best Regards (and sorry for my poor english)


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