Re: Supporting platforms with no EEPROM?
John Winters wrote:
> Bill Gatliff wrote:
>> The MAC Address will be reset to 00:00:00:00:00:00, which is invalid
>> and requires you to set the proper MAC address manually before continuing
>> to enable this network device.
>> To date, the only way I've seen around this is to just hack out the code in the
>> e1000 driver that deals with the EEPROM and MAC addresses. Is there any plan
>> for cleanly handling no-EEPROM platforms, or am I into "undiscovered territory"
>> here? I'm willing to submit patches once I find a minimally-invasive and robust
>> solution, but I don't want to reinvent the wheel...
> Can't you just put a made-up MAC address into /etc/network/interfaces?
> Like this:
> allow-hotplug eth0
> iface eth0 inet dhcp
> hwaddress ether 00:07:95:09:c4:96
> Don't use that one (IIRC, it belongs to a Mini-ITX board in my
> cupboard). Ideally use the original one configured for the unit.
One could, but that won't work for root-over-NFS.