[CentOS] start network installation with HP 8530w with Intel ethernet card

MOKRANI Rachid Rachid.MOKRANI at ifp.fr
Fri Jan 23 12:26:33 UTC 2009


Hi,

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-0.5.11.2 (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.

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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

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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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