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igb Driver Installation

The igb driver in Debian Wheezy doesn't (yet) provide support for the Intel i210 network card found in the PX60 and PX70 dedicated server models (see #714122)

By installing the latest official igb driver from Intel or a backport kernel, the server can also be used with Debian Wheezy. The updated igb driver can either be self-compiled from the source or integrated via a corresponding package.

Note: The image of Debian provided by Hetzner is offered without any warranty, right to function, etc.

Installation via Debian Package

Hetzner offers a package with a compiled kernel module. This gets installed in addition to the igb module contained within the Debian kernel. In other words, the existing module is not overwritten.

Optionally the public key used to sign the package can be imported before the installation.

# wget http://mirror.hetzner.de/bootimages/public-key.asc -O - | apt-key add -

Then the package can be downloaded and installed:

# wget http://mirror.hetzner.de/tools/Intel/drivers/igb-modules-3.2.0-4_5.0.6-1_amd64.deb
# dpkg -i igb-modules-3.2.0-4_5.0.6-1_amd64.deb

Automatic Installation via installimage

When installing Debian via the installimage the driver can be automatically added. To do so start the installimage with the option „-z igb“.

installimage -z igb

Installation from the Source

Since the installation is only possible via the Rescue System, the corresponding file systems need to be mounted first.

Note: With this method the driver contained in the kernel package is overwritten. Therefore it must be reinstalled after a kernal upgrade.

For the compilation, it is necessary to install the appropriate kernel headers and compiler.

aptitude install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`

The igb driver can be found under:


After unpacking, it can be be compiled and installed via make install.

wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/e1000/files/igb%20stable/5.0.6/igb-5.0.6.tar.gz/download -O igb-5.0.6.tar.gz
tar -xzf igb-5.0.6.tar.gz
cd igb-5.0.6/src/
make install

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