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Beeker

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Has anybody been able to get this Foxconn Nettop - 0331i to do a PXE boot.
It fails as it can't find eth0 in the diskless image of the Atheros LAN card so it ends up with a kernal panic, I have searched the wiki's and found two entries of how to add the missing module into the diskless setup but really need some assistance please...not sure of the module name to add.......not too experienced in command line linux
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google.com search terms atheros l1 module linux

copy the atl1.ko to /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net
modprobe -v atl1
if it loads correctly, then add to /etc/modules
you may have to blacklist other atheros drivers if they load instead of the one you want.

check  with:
dmesg
lsmod | grep atl1

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Has anybody been able to get this Foxconn Nettop - 0331i to do a PXE boot.

Any luck? I see that newegg has this unit for $159 shipped after coupon (EMCYTZY32). I've been looking for a small unit and it this works and does not have heat problems, it might be my pick.

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Have been working away from home for a month so I have not had time to get back to testing The Villans suggestions which I plan to do over the next couple of weeks.

I have had it turned on and it's very quiet not sure about the heat issue though I will be able to guage that once I get it running and then see how hot it gets whilst under load.

I plan to mount it on the back of my plasma and I still may need some help in getting the PXE boot to work as I have limited expertise in cmd line linux.......so if anybody has any tips I would greatly appreciate it

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Has anybody been able to get this Foxconn Nettop - 0331i to do a PXE boot.

Any luck? I see that newegg has this unit for $159 shipped after coupon (EMCYTZY32). I've been looking for a small unit and it this works and does not have heat problems, it might be my pick.

We use an OEM version of this basic chassis. The hardware design is basically good but I would recommend removing the internal hard drive to reduce heat and improve internal airflow. The standard VESA mounting bracket is a pretty flimsy plastic design but overall this is a pretty nice design.

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Andrew,
Does your OEM version have the Atheros LAN port as I need more simplified instructions so I can modify the core to allow me to do a PXE boot from the Foxconn Nettop - 0331i

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