The problem is mainly with the NIC, I suspect: Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114

I've got a PXE boot environment running from a TFTP/DHCP server (as documented here). The server points to a boot file in the "Macrium Reflect Rescue CD" Linux kernel using PXELINUX. Then the client runs the "Rescue" GUI over the network.

It ran fine on a different machine (with a Realtek NIC).

However, on this new machine, the kernel boots, the GUI loads, but then the "Network Share" doesn't work. I click 'Network Settings' and there's no IPV4 info assigned/retrieved.

I suspect this is because a driver is not loaded for the card? Can someone help out?

  • did you try using the 'alternate' cd?
    – Journeyman Geek
    Apr 20, 2011 at 6:22

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I'm guessing the Linux kernel doesn't have a driver for your NIC. You could try

modprobe atl1e

(as root, or with sudo) in a console to see if the driver can be manually loaded.

The driver should be available in many other distros, so if this doesn't help maybe you could just try a different boot image.

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