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Re: System installation from a USB stick

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: System installation from a USB stick
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:45:03 +0200
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David Thompson <address@hidden> skribis:

> Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:


>> To install the system, you would:
>>   1. Configure the network, by running ‘dhclient eth0’ for instance.
>>      Normally udev automatically loads device drivers (e.g., my laptop
>>      uses e1000e for Ethernet), but since it’s a small config kernel, it
>>      may miss drivers for your system, in which case you’re screwed.
> My desktop computer is in the "screwed" category.  I need the r8169
> kernel module for ethernet to work.

I’m sorry I don’t have a better answer at the moment, but could you try
rebuilding the image with this patch?

diff --git a/gnu/packages/linux.scm b/gnu/packages/linux.scm
index 841ec58..01e6ae5 100644
--- a/gnu/packages/linux.scm
+++ b/gnu/packages/linux.scm
@@ -180,6 +180,7 @@
+                                                "CONFIG_R8169=m\n"

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