Just to let people know that support just acknowledged that there is a
bug in the e1000e driver.

The problem is with the Intel 82566MM chipset. But the workstation
that can't get image is a Lenovo T61. It will load the driver, but
shut down the NIC on load (no light in the LED). Then it defaults to
the Wireless adapter, or writes "repository not found".

It has the following codes:
Vendor code: 0x8086
Sub Vendor code; 0x17aa
Device code: 0x1046
Sub device code: 0x20b9
Driver module: e1000e

If you go to Manteinance mode and type: hmwinfo --netcard
You can see what vendor and device codes you are running.

I have no fix, and no date for one.