you do not need Nvidia,, use onboard video chipset specially if the core is going tobe in closet.
Look for more pci slots on the motherboard.
its just my two cents.
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(these steps are assuming that your core doesn't need the r8169 driver
First, go to http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=13&PFid=5&Level=5&Conn=4&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false#2 and download the 8.020.00 driver source (dated 11/15/2010). Then transfer this file to / on your core.
Next, ssh into the core:
- Become super user
Check whether the built-in driver, r8169.ko is installed.
lsmod | grep r8169
If it is installed (the command above will give you an indication), you will have to follow the r8168 wiki to download the kernel sources and apply a patch. Otherwise, continue on...
- Lets go to the driver source you placed in /
- Extract the sources, then cd into the source folder
tar -jxf r8168-8.020.00.tar.bz2
- Compile the sources
- Install the driver module
add a new line at the bottom of /etc/initramfs-tools-interactor/modules, then save:
vim /etc/initramfs-tools-interactor/modulesadd the following line at the bottom:
r8168then exit vim (:wq)
- Make the MD ramdisk boot image
Now you should be able to boot the MD - you'll know its working when you see "We have announced ourselves to the router" and the diskless setup runs (you should also at this time see a new Media Director in the web admin).
When the diskless setup is finished, the MD will reboot - but again it will fail with a kernel panic (the new diskless filesystem does not yet have the r8168 module, so lets fix that)...
cp /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/kernel/drivers/net/r8168.ko /usr/pluto/diskless/<MD#>/lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/kernel/drivers/net/r8168.ko(make sure you replace <MD#> with the device number of your new MD - you can see this in the web admin)
(also note that your kernel version in the path could be different, change it as needed for your installation)
You need to activate the module in 2 places now, using vim:
vim /usr/pluto/diskless/<MD#>/etc/initramfs-tools/modules(Again, replace <MD#> with your actual MD device number)
add the following to the end of both above files:
Now just recreate the ramdisk IN THE MD (via chroot)
mkinitramfs -o initrd.img-`uname -r` `uname -r`
Finally, lets clean up our mess from building the driver:
rm -r /r8168-8.020.00
Now reboot, and you should come up to the A/V wizard and you're done
ok, I got it.. I had to run
depmod -abefore running Diskless_BuildDefaultImage.sh
Its now booting
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