After days of battleing with Acronis Snap Deploy and Open DHCP Server, I got Clonezilla live, prepared a bootable USB stick and started it up on my server. Started the server in the GUI and all went well. Connected the client unit over network boot and it then chose the upload option like I had it defined in the server settings. It started, but suddenly this error came up :
modprobe: FATAL: Module pci:v000014E4d000016B3sv00001025sd00000775bc02sc00i00 not found
I am guessing, the system cannot find the correct hardware code for my network driver to this client unit. On FOG, they had to recode the kernel and add the laptop model firmware and then it would work.
My unit is a Acer TravelMate P255 M with tigon/tg357766 firmware.
However, the above PCI refers to Broadcom NetLink Gigabit Ethernet.
Please let me know how I Can solve this and what I can do to get this client to upload onto my server as needed. Or , how do I inject the above PCI driver into the clonezilla boot image that it will send to the client ?
[EDIT] I am using drbl-live-xfce-2.2.2-1-i486
I have all the firmwares for the broadcom network (I hope). All I need to do now is to get them into the clonezilla (somehow, I hope)
Great. Great Support here, really pro support. Support is almost as good as Acronis support. Do you get paid to provide such amazing support ??? Oh, I guess when it's a open source software, no one provides support ey ? Brilliant ! I will keep that in mind for the next person that needs my help :)
I managed to get the firmware(s) onto the live USB package. Now, how do I load it ? Anyone ? No ? Ok, I copied it from my directory to /lib/firmware tried again to pxe boot from the client but it gave me the same error. So I copied the files to /tftpboot/node_root/lib/firmware and /tftpboot/node_root/lib/modules and now I hope it will make the difference. It said it will "use the network firmwares if they exist", so I hope it works now...
...nope, not working, same error message.
Please understand that, no one is obligated to answer you in this forum. This is open source, free software world, and people do it without charge.
Now back to your question, please try to install DRBL on a machine, do not use DRBL live. It will be easier for you to tune that.
BTW, you can follow
to use Ubuntu-based Clonezilla live which comes with non-free firmware. Maybe it's easier.