[CentOS] How to add network driver for network installation

Fabian Arrotin fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net
Tue Jan 27 13:00:22 UTC 2009

On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 09:04:46 +0100, "MOKRANI Rachid"
<Rachid.MOKRANI at ifp.fr> wrote:
> Hi,
> Is someone has an experience for adding a network driver when starting a
> network installation.
> My network internal card is : Intel 82567M Gigabit  (laptop HP 8530w)
> This card is not recognized by my system : CentOS 5.2 x86_64 (kernel
> 2.6.9-92)
> How to add correctly this driver for a network installation ?
> I can add the Intel driver  e1000e- after the installation and
> the network card works fine, but I need to do network installation, and
> this card need to be recognized before starting.
> Any help will be very appreciated.
> Best Regards.

If you want to do a network install you have to modify your initrd.img to
include the specific network kmod.
That's what i did for the eeepc/CentOS 5.2 network setup
You can also create a repo then that can be used during setup so that the
network kmod will be installed on the filesystem too and that you have
network access after the first reboot without having to manually install
the driver/module

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