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Debian PXE boot image from scratch

After facing issue after issue with Idera/R1soft’s PXE and CD-ROM boot media — specifically, ancient kernels which are unable to obtain network connectivity on modern hardware, I decided to roll my own PXE boot image including the R1soft agent and a few other tools with the latest Debian stable. It turned out to be easier […]

Fixing RTL8111/8168B kernel module on Debian/Ubuntu

For many years, issues with the r8169 module have plagued Debian and related Linux distributions such as Ubuntu. You’ll see lots of ifconfig errors and stuff like this on desktop mainboards with a Realtek NIC: Oct 29 07:40:32 c1100d335 kernel: [1996163.743022] NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out Oct 29 07:40:32 c1100d335 kernel: [1996163.777667] r8169: eth0: […]