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Hi there!

My mainboard uses an Intel I211-AT Gigabit LAN controller.  After reading the forums here, I was suspicious I would get no IP Address when installing, and sure enough that was the case.

Is there a way to tell if any of the custom kernels in the download area might apply? 

I can find a Linux driver here https://downloadcenter.intel.com/downloa...duct=64404, but I don't see the vmlinuz file you describe elsewhere.

Thank you for your help

(25-Feb-2020, 08:26 AM) spreadspectrum Wrote: Hi there!

My mainboard uses an Intel I211-AT Gigabit LAN controller.  After reading the forums here, I was suspicious I would get no IP Address when installing, and sure enough that was the case.

Is there a way to tell if any of the custom kernels in the download area might apply? 

I can find a Linux driver here https://downloadcenter.intel.com/downloa...duct=64404, but I don't see the vmlinuz file you describe elsewhere.

Thank you for your help


Actually, I may just have solved my own problem... it looks like the I210 and I211 series NICs use the same driver, and you have this in the custom nvme kernel (which coincidentally, I also need as I am using one of these - the install previously erased my music storage drive which is an m.2 SSD - doh!)
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(25-Feb-2020, 08:26 AM) spreadspectrum Wrote: Actually, I may just have solved my own problem... it looks like the I210 and I211 series NICs use the same driver, and you have this in the custom nvme kernel (which coincidentally, I also need as I am using one of these - the install previously erased my music storage drive which is an m.2 SSD - doh!)

Yup. The same driver will work.

As for it erasing your music storage drive. That will only happen if you're install your OS on that same SSD? If you go through the installation, there should be a screen that says existing data will be wiped. The reason why I go with this complicated installation process and not a one click install is to prevent exactly this.

Hope you have a backup of your music?

If you want to keep your data on the existing SSD safe, use the advanced partition manager, a writeup is included here.
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(25-Feb-2020, 01:43 PM) agent_kith Wrote:
(25-Feb-2020, 08:26 AM) spreadspectrum Wrote: Actually, I may just have solved my own problem... it looks like the I210 and I211 series NICs use the same driver, and you have this in the custom nvme kernel (which coincidentally, I also need as I am using one of these - the install previously erased my music storage drive which is an m.2 SSD - doh!)

Yup. The same driver will work.

As for it erasing your music storage drive. That will only happen if you're install your OS on that same SSD? If you go through the installation, there should be a screen that says existing data will be wiped. The reason why I go with this complicated installation process and not a one click install is to prevent exactly this.

Hope you have a backup of your music?

If you want to keep your data on the existing SSD safe, use the advanced partition manager, a writeup is included here.


I keep a backup, and the music has already been restored. Problem was me rushing and making assumptions. Without the nvme drivers, I was not presented with an option for more than hard disk location, and just plowed forward without paying much attention. Will get it right this time!
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