BCM5700 on 1750
anthony_porcano at kaplan.com
Thu Aug 14 14:04:01 CDT 2003
Again, I have not done this before; however, Dell makes the latest BCM5700 drivers available through their support site. One other option might be doing a non-network install with RH8, and then updating the driver via Dell's rpm package. Ideally I am sure you would prefer to use your network install method, but this might provide you a way to at least get your OS loaded. IMHO, we would all be better off not using RH8 anyway, and sticking to RH9, 7.x, or 2.1AS.
As of Aug 4th, Steve Boley posted this link for the most recent BCM5700 driver provided by dell:
From: Laura Taylor [mailto:ltaylor at netapp.com]
Sent: Thu 8/14/2003 2:08 PM
To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
Subject: RE: BCM5700 on 1750
I am having this same problem but with a network install on a 1750 with
RH 8. The install fails after the bcm5700 driver is loaded (via TFTP)
and then tries to continue talking over the network to the
kickstart/dhcp server. I have tried to set my network config to use
another driver with no luck. A RH9 network installation recognizes the
card yet installs the tg3 driver instead, so it continues successfully
to install over the network.
Has anyone had a successful network install of RH8 on the 1750's?
> Subject: RE: BCM5700 on 1750
> Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 21:09:48 -0400
> From: "Anthony Porcano" <anthony_porcano at kaplan.com>
> To: "Andre Verheij" <A.Verheij at econ.usyd.edu.au>,
<Linux-PowerEdge at dell.com>
> I have yet to do a build on a 1750, and have very little exposure to
RH8/9. That being said, you might try loading the tg3 driver instead and
see if you have any luck. I would suggest upgrading to the latest errata
kernel as older versions of the driver had some issues.
> To test the tg3 driver you can unload bcm5700 via an 'rmmod', and
then load tg3 with 'modprobe tg3'. Make sure you down your interfaces
before trying to remove the current driver. A 'service network stop'
should accomplish this. If the tg3 driver loads without complaints you
can start your network back up, 'service network start', and see if
your devices are up and working. If all works out you can make the
change permanent by editing /etc/modules.conf.
> Hope this helps, and yes building sun machines are fun....just not as
fun as Linux. ;)
> Anthony Porcano
> Systems Engineer, Kaplan Inc.
> aporcano at kaplan.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andre Verheij [mailto:A.Verheij at econ.usyd.edu.au]
> Sent: Wed 8/13/2003 8:50 PM
> To: Linux-PowerEdge at dell.com
> Subject: BCM5700 on 1750
> I have tried to install RH8 on a 1750 and it won't recognize
the BCM5700 driver by itself. I have tried to load the module into the
kernel, but still no luck.
> RH9 seems to recognize the card, but doesn't set up a nice
network connection that works.
> Anybody found similar things. I can't give you details yet
(just looked at it briefly and am very busy setting up my Sun boxes,
which is also fun) but just thought to see if anybody has had similar
> Andre Verheij
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