Network Kickstart 2650

John jcouncilman at knology.net
Tue Jul 23 15:07:00 CDT 2002


What version of RedHat are you using?  I wouldn't use any BCM driver
before 7.3 .   It was pretty buggy then.

-----Original Message-----
From: linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com
[mailto:linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com] On Behalf Of Craig I. Hagan
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 3:55 PM
To: Stephens, Bill {PBSG}
Cc: 'linux-poweredge at dell.com'
Subject: Re: Network Kickstart 2650



i've found that if you build the 2.4.9-31BOOT (or later) boot tapes and
replace both the vmlinuz and the modules (unpack the modules.cgz ball,
and 
recreate it) with the 2.4.9-31 ones it works like a charm.

if folks are still having problems, i can post an image/pointer to an
image 
here.


> I've modified the netboot diskette to include the bcm5700 driver.  My 
> new network bootable diskette now boots 2550's (broadcom5700), 1650's 
> (dual intel e1000.o), 6600's (dual broadcom 5700).  When I try to boot

> the 2650, which supposedly uses the same nics as the 6600, the bcm5700

> module loads, but right after I get my dhcp information the nic light 
> turns off, and stops working, until I reboot.  I don't have enough of 
> a system to see if get an interactive prompt to see if the module was
unloaded at this point.
> 
> I've tried disabling the second nic in bios, but still have the same 
> problem.  The system is at the a04 bios level (probably not relevant, 
> but 6600 is at a05), which according to the Dell web site is the 
> latest.  Has anyone else run into this?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Bill Stephens
> Bill.stephens at pbsg.com
> 
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