I just read through some of the posts here and I am having the same issue
with an HP dc5800 Microtower with the Intel 82566DM Gigabit Network Card.I
haven't found an answer yet. Here's what I've tried so far. I used the
OpenSUSE 11 Live CD to boot to a linux Installation and uses hwinfo
--netcard to get the Nic info is as follows:

Vendor: pci 0x8086
Device: pci 0x10bd
Driver: e1000e

I added 'newid="0x8086 0x10bd,e1000"' to the sys:\tftp\cmds\z_maint.cmd
and z_auto.cmd

I also tried the same thing with e1000e but to no avail.

I also tried adding Netwait=7 to the same files according to TID 3225132
that I read about the system possibly needing more time to load the NIC.

In the Linuxrc OS that comes up when imaging fails I tried loading the
kernel modules(hardware drivers)->network card modules (e1000 is the only
one available that could possible be relevant, there is no e1000e) and it
still says that I have no network card loaded. I also tried a zenworks
boot cd that we download in August 2008 which also gave me the same

I assume at this point that the driver is not in the kernel to run this
particular NIC. I then started to look at compiling the driver in to the
kernel. I downloaded the driver from the intel web site and noticed the
following: "This driver is only supported as a loadable module at this
time. Intel is not supplying patches against the kernel source to allow
for static linking of the driver."..."Load the module using either the
insmod or modprobe command"

From here I'm not even sure where to go. I am not a linux guru yet and am
starting to get lost. Can a mdprobe command be inserted into the
z_maint.cmd file and if so where does the driver go that it references. ON
top of that I have kernel version and the linuxrc uses; do I need to install an older version of linux somewhere with
this kernel to compile the Driver? There is an "Add Driver Update" under
kernel modules in Linuxrc but I can't figure out how to use it either.

Ultimately how do I get this driver into PXE boot or even to an imaging cd
so that I can image these systems? Your help is greatly appreciated.