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DS 6.9 SP3 / SP4 - Linux automation driver - Intel PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet

Created: 30 Mar 2011 • Updated: 07 Aug 2012 | 7 comments
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Attached is a compiled version of the Intel PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet driver for Altiris DS 6.9 SP3 or SP4 Linux Automation environment.

I needed this for a Lenovo ThinkPad T420 laptop containing Intel 82579LM Gigabit Ethernet, but it works with various chips--see below.

In case someone is unaware, you only need the .ko file contained in the .zip to add the driver to a boot disk/PXE image.  Click the 'Have Disk' button on the driver screen of a Linux boot disk configuration and feed it the .ko file.

The source is included in the .zip and it also available here at time of posting:

In case the above page is changed or moved, here is the information from the Intel site:


Network Adapter Driver for PCI-E Gigabit Network Connections under Linux*

File name:e1000e-1.3.10a.tar.gz Version:1.3.10a
Date:02/28/2011 Status:Latest 
Size:0.23 MB Language:English
Operating Systems:Linux*


The e1000e.x.x.x.x.tar.gz is designed to work with the Intel® 82563/6/7, 82571/2/3/4/7/8/9, and 82583 PCI-E family of controllers.

This driver includes support for Itanium® 2-based and Intel® EM64T systems.

This download is also valid for the products listed below. Use the links below for additional product downloads:
Intel® 82573E Gigabit Ethernet Controller 
Intel® 82573V Gigabit Ethernet Controller 
Intel® 82573L Gigabit Ethernet Controller 
Intel® PRO/1000 PF Server Adapter 
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Desktop Adapter 
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter 
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Server Adapter 
Intel® 82572EI Gigabit Ethernet Controller 
Intel® 82571EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller 
Intel® PRO/1000 PF Dual Port Server Adapter 
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Server Adapter 
Intel® 82566 Gigabit Ethernet PHY 
Intel® 82563 Gigabit Ethernet PHY 
Intel® PRO/1000 PF Quad Port Server Adapter 
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Low Profile Server Adapter 
Intel® 82567 Gigabit Ethernet Controller 
Intel® Gigabit PT Quad Port Server ExpressModule 
Intel® 82574 Gigabit Ethernet Controller 
Intel® Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter 
Intel® 82583V Gigabit Ethernet Controller 
Intel® 82577 Gigabit Ethernet PHY 
Intel® 82578 Gigabit Ethernet PHY 
Intel® 82579 Gigabit Ethernet Controller 

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ianatkin's picture

Thanks for posting this. It also works for Dell Optiplex 990.

Ian Atkin, IT Services, Oxford University, UK

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Marc Cain's picture

Thank you so much!  It works with our new HP campaq 6200 PCs.  You saved me a pile of work so ...

Thanks again!

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I have a potentially stupid question to ask as I am not fluent in Linux, so please pardon me.  I have added the driver from this thread, thank you a ton btw, I certainly appreciated it.  The driver has been added to LinuxPE but the driver database doesn't have any information in the class column, not sure this is even important but figured I would mention it just in case.  What is important is that it has imported as an x86 only driver.  I have x64 devices that aren't working.  I thought this was supposed to handle x64 as well but perhaps I am wrong there.  If that is true, does anyone has the x64 driver already compiled?  Thank you in advance for any and all that have any information.  I'm going to continue searching in the mean time.  Have a great one!


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reto.zuerrer's picture

On which linux system did you compile this driver?

We tried to compile the driver in a knoppix 6.7 x64, but the newer driver from december 2011, which didn't work in the LinuxPE!

Your driver in the attachement also works with Fujitsu W510! Thank you!

Reto Zürrer | FYRE Consulting |

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spadron's picture

I can't seem to find the attached complied file in this post, was it removed ?



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Blockjoh's picture

I am also searching for this compiled file.

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