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Old 07-31-2008, 04:35 AM   #1
sathyanandk
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Unhappy Help on Inserting New NIC module e1000e into boot.iso for Kickstart


Hello All,

Recently we purchased Dell optiplex with NIC 2566DM-2 Gigabit Network.
This NIC won't support Centos-5 or RHEL 5. I have downloaded the Driver and created the RPM which works fine. Now i Inserted the module e1000e.ko file on to the boot.iso and burnt the file to a CD to start the Kickstart from NFS location. The system boots fine and even detect the NIC and takes the IP from our DHCP but gives the Error:- unable to mount the NFS directory.
i verified the NFS path which is working fine.

Please let me know you how to solve this problem?

Thanks
Sathya
 
Old 08-01-2008, 01:50 PM   #2
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Hello All,

Recently we purchased Dell optiplex with NIC 2566DM-2 Gigabit Network.
This NIC won't support Centos-5 or RHEL 5. I have downloaded the Driver and created the RPM which works fine. Now i Inserted the module e1000e.ko file on to the boot.iso and burnt the file to a CD to start the Kickstart from NFS location. The system boots fine and even detect the NIC and takes the IP from our DHCP but gives the Error:- unable to mount the NFS directory.
i verified the NFS path which is working fine.

Please let me know you how to solve this problem?

Thanks
Sathya
If the NIC is coming up, is recognized, and is pulling a DHCP address, things appear to be working. Can you PING the NFS server? Have you checked the default router, gateway, and netmask that the device is getting? Have you checked the user name/password?
 
Old 08-04-2008, 12:48 AM   #3
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Thanks for your Input,

The NFS server is working Fine, While running Kickstart i can verify the IP that the machine has taken and i tried to ping to it from other machine and it works.
I don't need User name & password as this path is exported as readonly for everyone. this mount point works fine while i kickstart other models of PC's using original Boot.iso file.

After including the NIC module the boot.iso has increased to 10MB from 6MB. Does this give problem?
 
  


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