debian 4.0 on poweredge 2950

matteo filippetto matteo.filippetto at gmail.com
Wed Feb 18 15:55:36 CST 2009


Ok, I follow the how to. I burn the dos iso image and than boot the system
from cd rom. The system boots correctly but I can't see a valid cd rom drive?

I will try with a different boot image ...

Thank you very much.

Matteo

2009/2/18 AndydnA <andydna at andydna.net>:
> YES! That workaround work! :)
>
> I have had many problems with Debian and Xen with Broadcom embedded NIC.
> The Broadcom embedded NIC doesn't work at all (zero received/transmitted
> packets) with the Xen Kernel and the pe1950 and pe2950 server.
> The problem is not the Broadcom NIC, but the DELL management function. I
> hate this function! I spent one week and hundred coffee mug for find the
> follow work around! :)
> You can search for: "How to disable the management function on Broadcom
> NetXtreme II BCM5708 NIC" at xensource.
>
> http://kb.xensource.com/entry.jspa?externalID=66
>
> From 2005 and after the workaround above, the Broadcom NIC on all my DELL
> servers, that are running Xen 3, are working without any network problem! :)
>
> AndydnA
>
>
> On Feb 18, 2009, at 12:17 PM, matteo filippetto wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I just subscribe to this list because I need help about some problems
>> I'm having with my poweredge 2950.
>>
>> It happens randomly that I can't connect to my server using ssh and I
>> can't ping it. After reboot all is ok, up and running.
>>
>> The s.o. installed is a Debian 4.0 with kernel 2.6.18-5-xen-686.
>>
>> The NIC is (# dmesg | grep 'Broadcom')
>>
>> Broadcom NetXtreme II Gigabit Ethernet Driver bnx2 v1.4.44 (August 10,
>> 2006)
>>
>> eth0: Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5708 1000Base-T (B2) PCI-X 64-bit
>> 133MHz found at mem f4000000, IRQ 16, node addr 001c23d70fa6
>>
>> eth1: Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5708 1000Base-T (B2) PCI-X 64-bit
>> 133MHz found at mem f8000000, IRQ 16, node addr 001c23d70fa4
>>
>> I read this link
>> http://mywiki.ncsa.uiuc.edu/wiki/Dell_PE1950_NIC_Firmware_Workaround
>> Do you think I should try?
>>
>> Have you some ideas about this matter?
>>
>> Thank you very much.
>> Best regards
>> --
>> Matteo Filippetto
>>
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