The ethernet adapter on my Asrock H97M ITx/AC motherboard isn't recognized during install. It's a Qualcomm Atheros AR8171 and none of the available options like alx or e1000e are working. Help!?
First of, I'm a total OMV noob and not very experienced with linux as a whole, so please be gentle.
I tried to install OMV from an USB Stick and only came up tothe point where it tries to recognize the network card. It couldn't and promted me to choose one manually. So I checked the specs of my motherboard (a shiny new Asrock H97M ITx/AC with a Qualcomm Atheros AR8171) and after a short search I narrowed it down to alx or e1000e. Both of which only triggered a short flash of the interface and nothing more. I guess that's linux' way of sticking its tongue out at me.
For the last 2 days I therefore searched high and low and came across many possible solutions that either didn't work or included too much linux lingo that I couldn't understand it.
One solutions was to install a vanilla debian and then somehow install OMV over it, but debian itself couldn't recognize the network card either.
Just out of curiosity, I plugged in an old hard drive with Win7 that hasn't been updated for at least 10 month. It only had a driver for AR8131 and warned me of using that, but it worked totally fine. Debian however doesn't even try to use an old driver but just flashes its interface at me (probably secretly laughing at me).
Is there a way to make it work or is this board just not supported by linux and I have to resort to some windows installation?
Thanks in advance!
PS: I've seen the similar threads about the 87 version, but couldn't figure out if they actually found a solution.