SOLVED: Replicating Debian Systems
Just to close this out for anyone doing searches in the list archive:
Beta 4 has the E1000 drivers in it, and they are perfectly recognized
and configured :)
(And yes, of course Bob is right below in that the kernel version has a
lot to do with it -- the Beta 4 distribution packaged with Sarge as of
May 23, 2004 has the lastest 2.4 kernels as well as 2.6.5 and 2.6.3 for
i386 and various other platforms).
Bob Proulx wrote:
But in my first attempt at installing on these boxes, using my Beta 2
Installer, I got an error message that it didn't have drivers for the
E1000 gigabit nics on these servers. (I've never used a gigabit nics
before with Debian, only with FC and RH).
You need linux-2.4.19 or later in order to get the e1000 driver. The
older linux-2.4.18 did not have it.
Here's my question:
a) does Beta 4 have the e1000 drivers?
This is really a question of kernels and not of debian-installer. But
yes, the beta 4 does have a newer kernel and so the driver is there.
b) If not, how do I load the e1000 drivers during the install? Or for
that matter, how do I load ANY drivers during install that aren't part
of the Sarge or Sid distributions?
You can always use a driver disk. Easier to get a newer kernel.