BAMT : Why Gigabyte Intel Z87 Chipset could not connect to the internet
This is a tutorial on crypto-currency mining running BAMT to solve issues on internet connection for Gigabyte Intel Haswell Z87 series motherboard. The real culprit here is that BAMT does not come with the latest driver for Intel 87 chipset, and could be easily solved by installing an updated driver. I will guide you through on how to install the Intel LAN chipset driver for Gigabyte boards, but it should work with other brands like Asus, ASRock and MSI that uses the Intel Z87 chipset or similar chipset.
How to update LAN chipset driver on BAMT
Download the driver
- Download the network adapter driver for PCI-E Gigabit network connections under Linux, e1000e-2.5.4.tar.gz
- Copy e1000e-2.5.4.tar.gz to your thumb drive and plug it in to BAMT that has been booted.
Installing e1000e driver
Type these commands at the shell terminal (note that I’m using KINGSTON thumb drive, so KINGSTON is typed as the media folder):
cp /media/KINGSTON/e1000e-2.5.4.tar.gz /tmp/
tar -zvxf e1000e-2.5.4.tar.gz
Check whether it is connected to internet
Type these commands:
Once you are connected, you should be able to ping google.com and start mining crypto-currency. If you would like to read more on setting up BAMT for mining the digital currency, you can read the tutorial here: Litecoin BAMT version 1.1 – Easy USB Linux mining distro.
This driver update could be applied on BAMT that is powered by these motherboards:
- G1.Sniper Z87
- G1.Sniper 5
- G1.Sniper M5
- GA-Z87X-OC Force
- GA-Z87X-UD7 TH
- GA-Z87X-UD5 TH