[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


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

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

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)


Ce message (et toutes ses pièces jointes éventuelles) est confidentiel et établi à l'intention exclusive de ses destinataires. Toute utilisation de ce message non conforme à sa destination, toute diffusion ou toute publication, totale ou partielle, est interdite, sauf autorisation expresse. L'IFP décline toute responsabilité au titre de ce message.

This message and any attachments (the message) are confidential and intended solely for the addressees. Any unauthorised use or dissemination is prohibited. IFP should not be liable for this message.

Visitez notre site Web / Visit our web site : http://www.ifp.fr
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/attachments/20090123/6c182b4e/attachment.html 

More information about the CentOS mailing list