[CentOS] HP DL585 - CentOS4.5 - kix woes

mike.redan at bell.ca mike.redan at bell.ca
Wed Nov 7 15:48:42 UTC 2007

> Hi
> Well we are now using HP instead of Dell and have hit a major 
> hurdle. We 
> dont seem to be able to kix any of these boxes. I have been most 
> recently trying on a dl585 and the issue appears to be that the kix 
> kernel does not detect any nic. Its strange as the box can be 
> installed 
> using iso's and the nic appears as
> eth0: Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5706 1000Base-T (A2) PCI-X 
> 64-bit 100MHz 
> found at mem fa000000, IRQ 209, node addr 001a4bedcf1c
> bnx2: eth0: using MSI
> which seems a pretty standard nic to me - has anyone been able to kix 
> new hp kit recently using 4.5 ??

I had to create a custom initrd file to make it work for me. (this was
on an IBM x3655, but has the same NIC) Unpacked the driver from the
manufacturer, grabbed the .ko file, and rebuilt the initrd with that
driver for the kickstart.


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