[K12OSN] Gigabit Client NIC

Gideon Romm ltsp at symbio-technologies.com
Mon Jul 16 23:30:30 UTC 2007

For PXE, you would make config files for each MAC address
in /tftpboot/lts/pxelinux.cfg/01-aa-bb-cc-dd-ee-ff (where mac addy is
AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF).  Copy the "default" file to one of that name and
append "NIC=r8169" to the kernel command line.


On Mon, 2007-07-16 at 09:08 -0300, Timothy Legge wrote:
> On 7/16/07, Matthew Armitage <Matthew.Armitage at sd72.bc.ca> wrote:
> > The three gig capable clients all kernel panic when they try to load the network driver. The boot gives me a error stating that the network card was not detected. Now I'm guessing that this means the LTSP kernel that is included in K12LTSP EL5 doesn't have gigabit network support enabled.
> > So, my question is, how do I get this support into the client's kernel?
> > Hopefully you guys can help me out, because I'm not really keen on the HP clients. We're hoping to be able to transition to a system similar to Kamloops in the future and I'm not convinced that they will be useful at that point.
> > Thanks in advance,
> The driver is probably there but not being loaded because the NICs pci
> id are not in the NICLIST (I think that is the name) file.  You can
> edit that file or use your dhcp server to send NIC=r8169 to Etherboot
> (I am unsure if that works for PXE)...
> Tim
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