Help With New Server

Ubuntu Maryland Loco Team ubuntu-us-md at
Sat Sep 1 18:20:53 BST 2007

Relevant ouptup:
Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corp: Unknown device 167a (rev 02)
Ethernet controller Windbond Electronics Corp W89C840
I am using the Windbond ethernet controller.

Secondly, I used the Ubuntu 7.04 live CD to boot up the server to
discover which network driver was being used. It used the mii driver for
the Winbond_840 network card. I rebooted back into the server and loaded
the mii module, restarted the network and still it does not recognize
the network card.

However, I discovered that it was booting into a newer kernel from the
grub menu that was copied from the original server. I rebooted into the
kernel that was installed on the clone machine and everything is now


On Fri, 2007-08-31 at 20:57 +0000, Ubuntu Maryland Loco Team wrote:
> Can you provide an lspci output?
> Thanks,
> Justin M. Wray
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ubuntu Maryland Loco Team <ubuntu-us-md at>
> Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 16:53:23 
> To:Ubuntu Maryland Loco Team <ubuntu-us-md at>
> Subject: Help With New Server
> I have a new Dell Poweredge server that I want to use as a backup to an
> asterisk server box. I install Ubuntu dapper server on it so that it
> would be the same distribution/version as the primary server. All went
> well and the Winbond W89C840 network card was detected and configured.
> I then made a tar image of the primary asterisk box using this command:
> tar cvpzf backupfile.tgz --exclude=/proc --exclude=/lost&found
> --exclude=backupfile.tgz --exclude=/mnt --exclude=/sys /
> I then restored this image tar file on the new poweredge server.
> I rebooted the new server and everything seems to work with the
> exception of networking. I can not get the system to load the Windbond
> network driver.
> What I would like to do is to have the system run from the command line
> the script that is used during the install process to reconfigure the
> net card driver, but I don't know how to do that.
> Any help on this would be appreciated.
> Thanks
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