Adding new NIC driver to faiinstall kernel

Carsten Aulbert carsten.aulbert at
Tue Nov 24 10:05:10 CET 2009

Hi all,

I've a wicked problem and would like to know how I should proceed.

So far we use the standard 2.6.26 based fai-install kernel coming with lenny, 
the systems afterwards are running Greg's 2.6.27.y kernel. Our latest systems 
feature an Intel ...75L NIC which was only introduced into 2.6.28. We managed 
to trim down the patch for 2.6.27.y and then I naively wanted to use this one 
as or new fai-install kernel but of course failed miserably as I forgot to add 
aufs (again).

Now the big question:

What would you suggest to go ahead?

* I've tried patching aufs into 2.6.27 but failed so far (trying to use the 
aufs-source patches from lenny) - I have so far failed to get aufs1 patches to 
2.6.27 from sourceforge

* Applying the lenny aufs pathces to the lenny kernel also fail (or maybe I'm 
doing something wrong here).

 Any idea?



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