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Install Newer Linux Kernel on 1&1 Dedicated Server A8i

The Intel Ethernet I354 network adapter used in the 1&1 Dedicated Server A8i is currently not supported by the igb driver module of the most commonly-used distribution kernels. To use a newer version of the Linux kernel, install the Vanilla Kernel.

The Intel Ethernet I354 network adapter is supported by Vanilla Kernel 3.10.x and higher. You can download the latest stable Kernel from the Linux Kernel Archives

Please note:
If you install the Vanilla Kernel, you must select the following driver during the compile process: Intel(R) 82575/82574 PCI-Express Gigabit Ethernet Support
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