bge network driver not loaded on a HP (Compaq) Proliant DL380
david at landgren.net
Wed Mar 26 18:01:49 PST 2003
Nicolas Kowalski wrote:
>David Landgren <david at landgren.net> writes:
>>I am in the process of installing FreeBSD 4.7 on an HP Proliant DL380
>>G3. At the moment I am blocked by the fact that the kernel does not
>>recognise the network card (or rather, does not load the bge driver).
>I faced the same problem with a ML370 G3. My ugly workaround was to
>plug in this machine another - well recognized - network card. I used
>an Intel EtherExpressPro10/100 (fxp) for this.
Just for closure's sake on the list, here's what I did.
As I was loading the 4.8-RC2 iso, playing around with this a bit more I
seemed really close to success. In /boot/loader.conf I added
The drivers load correctly; I can see them when I run 'kldstat'. What I
seem to be missing, though, is an explicit way of creating bge0 and
bge1. I tried adding
ifconfig_bge0="inet a.b.c.d netmask 255.255.255.0"
in rc.conf, but it still failed to create the interface. After futzing
around reading rc and rc.network, the download finished. I burnt the CD,
booted it, and opening the emergency holographic shell on vty4, I saw
that bge0 and bge1 existed.
I'd rather not have to put an RC2 of anything into production, but I'll
keep my fingers crossed. The other alternative was to install redhat 7.3 :o(
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