NIC Intel 82579LM PXE issue
Thanks… is this kernel 3.3 with the addition for this NIC? So, would I be able to use this kernel with all of my machines, since they all worked with 3.3? I am thinking it would be easier, if this works, to apply the kernel to all machines.
You can use the link above. I didn’t have a better way to upload the file. You want to click on the download link that says “Download this file”.
Regarding your questions, the clients all use a 32-bit init.gz prodived by FOG. It doesn’t matter what your OS/arch is. I built the bzImage file on a 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 system using the FOG .33 beta core.config file. I had to specify a 32-bit kernel for output because I was building on a 64-bit system. Hope I said all the correctly.
Just give it a try. The worst case is you are out 10 minutes of real time – the time it takes to download, assign the kernel to your client,and start the upload/download. Plus, if it doesn’t work I’ll try to build you one that does. Just be sure to let us know if it solved your issue for you or not.
I am having this same issue and I’ve been watching this thread develop. I’m ready to try the 3.4 kernel.
I have a few questions…
- Is this for both 32 and 64 bit clients?
- Will this work on both 32 and 64 bit ubuntu?
Mostly, this worked for me. However, I missed the note at the bottom, which was critical.
I’m reinstalling FOG today and rebuilding the 3.4 kernel. I’ll take notes and post.
Are you interested in trying the 3.4 kernel I built last week? Let me know if this link works or not:
I got a 3.4 kernel built and it works with my 0.33 beta FOG server. The imaging issues I had with this nic are now resolved. I’ll post a follow-up with the process next week.
chad-bisd, I’ll give it whirl. I’ll see if I can use your instructions from the old forums.
Update: first run through… Kernel panic… I didn’t see any obvious issues. Suggestions? Things to watch out for?
according to Intel’s website, the Intel 82579LM gigabit LAN controller should use the e1000e driver in linux. I was scouting around the net and saw where the e1000e driver added support for the 82579LM chipset back in November of 2010. It might be worth downloading the driver source files from Intel and recompiling your kernel overwriting the old source files with the new ones.
I have these nics in some new Dell Optiplex 990 systems. Imaging these systems stinks. It starts out speedy, but over time the speed just continues to slow to a crawl. What should take 20 minutes takes hours.
All other systems I image on the same networking equipment and server are pretty quick. I am considering building a custom kernel to see if I can resolve the issue. I’ll probably just wait until .33 is finalized though because these systems also have 4K disks and that is not supported in other versions of fog.
Please do post your progress on this issue as you go. Thanks.
Yes, I tried newest Kernel and then rolled back to 188.8.131.52KS. Both new kernel and old worked great for Dell 780 machine but Dell 790 could not registered the host. I am trying to use chainloading and let you know.
sounds like the kernel does not have the proper drivers for that network card. Have you tried a newer kernel through your kernel updates page? You can also try older kernels, and kitchensink kernels which have support for a wide array of devices.
I am having the same issue with Dell 790 machine. I can’t registered the host on Fog server.I am using Ubuntu 10.4 for the Fog Server with fog .32. When I am pressing ‘Perform full host registration’ It displayed ‘Unable to registered the Host’. When I selected the Client compatibility option It displayed Network ‘Failed’.Dell 790 has Intel 82579LM network card. Before I changed and download the Syslinux 4.04 and reconfigure it, if you know the better answer,please let us know.
Are you having problems registering the host or imaging it?