HP C-class Blade / Broadcom ethernet / SerDes controllers not supported

Christoph Schug chris+freebsd-questions at schug.net
Tue Feb 6 15:41:22 UTC 2007

On Tue, Feb 06, 2007, Ewald Jenisch wrote:

> > Maybe you can give it a try and check whether a current FreeBSD 7 works
> > right and report back the result to the list. 
> Thanks much for the info. Sure enough I'd like to try FreeBSD 7 but
> I'm running into kinda chicken-and-egg-problem here: With the box in
> question cut off the net (because the NIC isn't working) I wonder how
> I can get the FreeBSD 7 sources onto that box?

Why not just get the latest ISO of FreeBSD 7? See [1].

> Besides that - how/where should I fetch the FreeBSD 7 sources from?

Hmm, the only way I can think of is fetching the sources in a working
maching, make a tarball of it, burn it on CD and untar the sources in
the blade.

> what cvsup-file should I use? 
> Would changing "*default release=cvs tag=RELENG_6" to something like
> "*default release=cvs tag=RELENG_7" be enough?

Actually tag would be "*default release=cvs tag=.", see [2] for details.
But shouldn't matter if you go the ISO^H^H^Heasy ;) way.

[1] ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/snapshots/200702/
[2] http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/cvs-tags.html


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