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Developers / Diskless MD driver problems
« on: January 30, 2008, 08:23:37 pm »
My original post being in the Installation forum:

Basically it looks like my on board lan is not supported out of the box (yukon marvell gigabit), and any attempts at trying to load it have gone nowhere.  Based on my previous post, I've tried adding sky2 to the modules file (that's what shows up when I run the livecd) and switching on and off ACPI in the kernel parameters and in the bios.  The bios does not allow me to turn off ACPI, just switch between s1 and s3 states.

Do I have to go about recompiling the kernel to include the drivers properly since the module isn't being loaded when I want it?

I've read that the diskless boot uses the stock image from kubuntu.  If that's true than why does it work when I load the livecd and not work when linuxmce is doing a diskless boot?.

I've currently removed linuxmce from my system to try and see if I can do a diskless boot without it, but I haven't gotten that far yet.

Any help?

So I did a DVD install on an old shuttle box to be used as the core, everything worked just fine as far as I needed it. 

However, the diskless MD I'm trying get running is on an Intel Desktop Board D925XCV, which uses an on board yukon marvell gigabit lan.  This is where the boot fails, stating a kernel panic and can't load /tmp/eth0.conf or something like that.

I've followed these posts to get it to work:

Basically did everything except get a new lan card that works, which I'm not going to do.  I've tried to link the sky2 module, turn acpi off in the bios, keep acpi on in the kernel options, and so on.  I know the hardware works becuase my kubuntu and ubuntu live cds work just fine in that environment.

All the workarounds I found seem to be rooted in 704, so they just may not work in 710.  Anybody have a way to make my on board lan work with 710b3?

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