PE2650 broadcom NIC driver for

Darrin Hyrup shades at
Thu Jun 27 12:17:01 CDT 2002

At 10:47 AM 6/27/2002, John wrote:
>I just posted a redhat bootnet disk with the BroadCom driver yesterday
>that allows you to do automated kickstart installations through the
>Is that not what you are looking for?

This isn't really what I was looking for, though it will probably be useful 
for future installs.  The problem was that we usually use Symantec Ghost to 
do mass installations after creating a prototype image on one of the 
engineering servers, and in order for that to work, we need DOS packet 
drivers (or NDIS2 drivers) as the ghost client boot disks are DOS based.

It looks like Seth found a NDIS2 driver so we may be able to use Ghost 
after all.  Though our initial tests using Kickstart based installs showed 
that we can do it that way, its just time consuming without using some kind 
of network based install.  (We had to use CDs to install them since we 
didn't have a network image in place at the time.)



Darrin Hyrup
Mythic Entertainment

>-----Original Message-----
>From: linux-poweredge-admin at
>[mailto:linux-poweredge-admin at] On Behalf Of Seth Mos
>Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 10:20 AM
>To: Darrin Hyrup; linux-poweredge at
>Subject: Re: PE2650 broadcom NIC driver for
>At 12:36 25-6-2002 -0400, Darrin Hyrup wrote:
> >Out of curiosity, does anyone know if a version of this driver exists
> >for
> >DOS Packet or NDIS2?  I would like to be able to use GHOST to create
> >images for mass installing our Linux-installed 2650s like we do with
> >2550s (using the intel drivers), but I have been unable to find driver
> >support for this chipset that can be used by Ghost, as it only supports
> >those two formats as far as I know.
>As someone later pointed out in the dell forums. A ndis2 driver for the
>Broadcom cards is available at compaq.
>You can find the driver in the SoftPaq with the Name SP20958.exe
>If they have it, why doesn't dell. Dell TS in the netherlands is also
>ignoring the issue and putting it off with a "Dos is old, don't use it"
>message. That is unnacceptable for me.
>You can do better then this. Like listening to the people complaining.
>It might just be your lucky day, if you only knew.
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