bcm5704 Driver disk for RedHat 7.3

Salvatore J. Guercio Jr. sguercio at ccr.buffalo.edu
Fri Aug 8 16:16:01 CDT 2003

Dear List,

Does anyone know where I can get a driver for the bcm5704 that will work 
with the 2.4.18-3BOOT kernel? The reason I am in need of this is because 
we are evaluating a few 1750s and I need to be able to kickstart them 
over the network to RedHat 7.3. and the tg3 driver and the bcm5700 
driver that came with the 7.3 boot images do not seem to support these 

I tried to build the bcm5700 driver for the 2.4.18-3BOOT kernel but I 
keep getting unresolved symbols when I try to insert the module.

Once the kickstart installation is over I do drop my own kernel on as 
part of the post install which does support the 5704 with the tg3 just 
fine. I have tried rebuilding the anaconda images to no avail because it 
seems the newer kernels are too large for the allocated space by 
buildinstall and it just craps out.

Has anyone had any luck netbooting a 1750 to a Redhat 7.3 with the 
bcm5704 cards?

Help is greatly appreciated.



Salvatore J. Guercio Jr.            http://www.ccr.buffalo.edu
Sr. Programmer Analyst              sguercio at buffalo.edu
Center for Computational Research
9 Norton Hall
Amherst, NY 14260

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