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Imaging Gateway Desktops with e1000 Cards

Novell Cool Solutions: Trench
By Loren Harshbarger

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Posted: 18 Dec 2003

I had a problem with imaging the newer Gateway 10/100/1000 e1000 cards. I opened a case with Novell and they compiled me a new linux.2 file which solved my problem. Since then tons of people have contacted me requesting this file from me. That was months ago, but people still contact me. I thought I'd just share it with Cool Solutions so everyone that needs it can have it.

Here are two files to help with the newer Gateway desktops with the 10/100/1000 e1000 cards. The linux.2 file allows you to PXE boot and restore an image to a Gateway, the e1000 file allows you to create a boot disk if you want to restore an image without using a PXE LAN boot.

  • For the PXE boot: Rename the old linux.2 in the sys:\tftp directory and place this one there.
  • For the boot partition: Once you have booted up using the ZEN partition add the driver to the following location:




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