Hardware issue on Freepbx setup

Thank you for your time reading this post.
My goal is to setup our freepbx on a small barebone. There will be no cards added and it will be SIP only.
To do that, i bought an Intel NUC D34010WYKH Barebone, put the memory, the msata hard drive, the sata hard drive (for backup) and started with the latest version of the distro burned on usb.
To be sure that everything is ok, I also checked the network setting that I will apply on my setup and all is ok.
My issue is that just after it asked for the network settings, the install process try to configure the ETH0 but with no success and i got the message unsupported hardware detected : this hardware (or a combination thereof) is not supported by CentOS. For more information on supported hardware, please refer to http://www.centos.org/hardware
I can continue the setup a bit but after the reboot it can’t get to the net and thus can’t complete the setup.
Any idea on how to solve this issue ?
If unsolvable, could you point a compatible barebone which could be used ?

Thanks forwards for your help on this matter :slight_smile:

Best regards


The Intel® NUC Kit D34010WYKH implement the Intel® I218-V Gigabit Ethernet Controller (See your NUC’s Technical Specification PDF here) so it’s a matter to understand if CentOS 6.5 (if you’re trying the latest FreePBX Distro) supports it or not…or if it can use a new custom specific driver provided by INTEL itself (which isn’t available if you look at NUC Support page but seems to be available if you look for it <a href=https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Ethernet+Components&ProductLine=Ethernet+Controllers&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+Ethernet+Connection+I218-V>here).

Looking a little bit further the suitable Ethernet driver should be the quite classic “e1000e” (pay attention with some ASPM reported issues while using e1000e driver) usually provided with CentOS and similar TUV’s (Red Hat) derivative distributions (look <a href=https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=15817&lang=eng>here and read below in the section about the driver/product compatibility to find out that e1000e covers a lot of INTEL Ethernet Controller chipset).

If we’re speaking about FreePBX Distro 5 or 6 (no more CentOS based) the question could be: e1000e is available or not? to help find an answer to this question read this whole thread pertaining e1000e or jump directly at the more important part here and maybe you’ll be able to fix your issue after the first install.

You will need a driver for the Intel 82579LM gigabit device, apparently not yet include in many Centos 5/6 based distributions, you can do that after you get a basic install from a usb stick , you could also ask your OS vendor to include it in their next offering.

You perhaps should also disable efi boot options in the bios for other perhaps not immediately apparent reasons.

Thanks for your help, I’ll try to find the Cent OS driver and add it manually then resume the install process.
I’ll keep you up to date with the results but it may take a while.
Best regards