Marvell sk98lin module for FreeBSD installation

Joshua Tinnin krinklyfig at
Fri Jan 28 18:19:01 PST 2005

On Friday 28 January 2005 12:57 am, Vincent Bachelier 
<vincent_bachelier at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a Marvell sk98lin gigabit card (sk98lin is the
> linux module, I think sk is the equivalent)
> I could not install freeBSD by network because of the
> non detection of this card.
> How can I solve the problem ?
> Do you have a method to make me able to use FreeBSD ?
> Perhaps get 2 iso file, and then after I could get the
> sk module for freeBSD and recompile the kernel for
> support ?

I am not entirely sure if the module matches the card I have, but I use the sk 
driver for Marvell Gigabit LAN in FreeBSD. Make sure you have:

device          miibus
device          sk

in your kernel config (both are necessary), and rebuild the kernel according 
to the handbook:

You will need the source to do this, and if you don't already have it 
in /usr/src, then you can use /usr/ports/net/cvsup (which you should learn 
anyway, for this purpose and to use the ports collection), or you could 
use /stand/sysinstall to get the source from a CD or network location, 
although if you do that you should probably update it to the latest 
patchlevel of your release using cvsup when you get a chance.

- jt

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