[Udpcast] No success yet

Jeff Michels michelsj at sdb.k12.wi.us
Tue Jun 14 13:47:29 CEST 2005


I don't know if my last submission went through so I'll send it again.

I have an extra computer with CentOS 4.0 installed.  I installed the rpm
provided by Intel and then made an iso using makeImage.  That didn't work.
The onboard module was not in the list.

I have tried G4U on these new machines and the onboard NIC is not
recognized.  I have not tried Clonzilla however I think I'll come across the
same problems like Donald said.

It appears that I may need to compile a new kernel which is something I have
not done.  It would be great if the module could be added to the online
Image Generator.  That would save me time in the short term but I would
still like to learn from this experience.  Any hints or tips would be
greatly appreciated.


Jeff Michels
Technology Support Specialist
School District of Beloit
(608) 361-4087

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   1. Re: Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (D Teed)


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Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 08:00:40 -0300 (ADT)
From: D Teed <dteed at artistic.ca>
Subject: Re: [Udpcast] Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
To: "Michael D. Setzer II" <mikes at kuentos.guam.net>
Cc: Jeff Michels <michelsj at sdb.k12.wi.us>, udpcast at udpcast.linux.lu
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He doesn't need new software, he needs driver support.

Any of the suggested alternatives might be met with the same
problem if they don't have this chipset's integrated NIC
supported in their kernel yet.

I'd think that if they have a system that works with udpcast,
it will be less effort to make a kernel and modules
that support the NIC, than reinvent the process around
different software.

The easiest solution for you would be if our udpcast
developer updated the web-enabled udpcast configurator
with the Intel Marvell Yukon ethernet support.

If you are familiar with compiling your own kernel
from a Linux machine, you could go that way and use
the udpcast boot image generator.

Later today I'll check the kernel sources and see
if that Intel device is available in the vanilla kernels.

--Donald Teed

On Mon, 13 Jun 2005, Michael D. Setzer II wrote:

> You might want to check out g4l (use the sourceforge right now,
> since the freshmeat site links to my server at the college, and the T-
> 1 line has been down for the last 4 hours).
> G4L does images using dd, gzip, lzop, bzip, and I added the option
> of using udpcast. I've used it a couple of time, but more often have
> used the udpcast boot disk, since these all have 3com cards.
> Might be easier to boot from the g4l cd, and then run the udpcast
> from the raw / network use menu.
> If someone doesn't come across with a better solution.
> On 12 Jun 2005 at 17:01, Jeff Michels wrote:
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > Our school district has been using udpcast for over a year with great
success. Recently our
> > district has been purchasing computers with Intel motherboards using
onboard Marvell Yukon
> > Ethernet adaptors. I am new to Linux and would like to know how to
include the module for the
> > adaptor into the PXE image. We are installing five new computer labs
this summer. Currently to
> > image these new computers, I open up the computer and add a PCI network
card. This will be
> > time consuming with each lab containing 30 computers.
> >
> > Ive been using the online image generator to create the PXE images we
use on our image
> > server. The Intel Motherboard used on the computers is the D915GAV.
Downloads for the board
> > can be found here:
> >
> >
> >
> > I guess Im not sure where to start. If someone could help me or just
point me in the right
> > direction, I would appreciate it. Thank you in advance for you help.
> >
> > Jeff Michels
> > Technology Support Specialist
> > School District of Beloit
> > (608) 361-4087
> >
> >
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