[K12OSN] problem with PXE booting on Broadcom NICs

Jim McQuillan jam at mcquil.com
Wed Jul 20 16:56:13 UTC 2005


The problemn with the broadcom nics is that they aren't in the niclist
on the on the ltsp initrd.  So, you need to provide a hint to the
kernel, to tell it which driver to use.

The parameter you need to pass for that card is 'NIC=tg3', and you need
to supply that on the kernel command line.  Take a look at this
document, to see how to do that:


Jim McQuillan
jam at Ltsp.org

On Wed, 20 Jul 2005, Trae Elmore wrote:

> I have a lab of Dells with integrated Broadcom (Intel) 10/100/1000 Nics.
> When booting in PXE mode they are successfully getting an address, however the kernel isn't able to identify the NIC. Did anyone else have that type of problem and how is it resolved?
> Trae Elmore CCNA, CNE, MCP
> Program Chair of Computer Systems Networking
> trae.elmore at marshall.tstc.edu
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