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Bug#601017: e1000e fails dhcp during netinst boot

Package: linux-2.6
Version: 2.6.32-26

Booting the netinst (or PXE) image on a Panasonic Toughbook CF-19m4
fails to get a DHCP address. If you run these commands:

 # modprobe -r e1000e
 # modprobe e1000e

you can retry automatic configuration a few times and eventually get an

lspci says the network card is:

8086:10ea Intel Corporation 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 06)

I found this upstream bug:


which lead to this mailing list:


which lead to this patch:


After taking a look at the 2.6.32 linux source, it does not look like it
would apply cleanly. Hope this helps!


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