Problem with e1000 driver

Adrian von Bidder avbidder at
Wed Jan 31 15:03:17 CET 2007

On Tuesday 30 January 2007 11:16, Thomas Lange wrote:
> >>>>> On Tue, 30 Jan 2007 09:52:51 +0100, Adrian von Bidder
> >>>>> <avbidder at> said:
> >>>>>
>     > linux-source-2.6.18 2.6.18.dfsg.1-9), I can't boot boxes with e1000
> I have the same problem on my thinkpad.
>     > use nfs root.  Is there a hack that'd allow me setting up nfs root
>     > from initrd (can I boot through an initrd with PXE?)
> Have a look at this mail.
> and the following mails.


I failed first because I was just calling mkinitrd on the host system, which 
runs a different kernel from the one I boot the workstations with.  So I 
need to call mkinitramfs -o ... -d <kernelver>.  Once I saw that it was 
obvious enough.  (and since I don't install the kernel on the host, I do 
this chrooted in the fai nfsroot, after adding initramfs-tools there.)

> Maybe I should put the kernel and the initrd on the fai webpage.

I wonder if getting rid of the fai-kernels package and making this the 
default method by integrating this into make-fai-nfsroot would be worth it?  
Not having to care about a fai kernel might be a Good Thing(tm)...

-- vbi

No good deed goes unpunished.

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