I'm having some issues imaging a new batch of Dells I received a few days ago. As I'm sure everyone is aware, the new Broadcom chipsets make Zen imaging a downright pain at the least. After searching the forums for an answer, a co-worker suggested using a USB network dongle to image.

Would it be possible to use a 10/100 USB dongle such as the one here: to image a group of machines? I'm asking if there's any support for USB ethernet devices in the 2.6 kernel and if someone has already done this, to please share their experiences or insight.

As someone who's had to update boot disks and insert modules to deal with every change that comes down the pipe, I'd be ecstatic if there was some way to images a machine regardless of whatever network hardware was in it. If anyone has gotten this to work, I'd greatly appreciate your wisdom.