[K12OSN] HP T5740 boot panic

Jim Kinney jim.kinney at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 15:02:20 UTC 2014

Some Broadcom nics are closed source driver issues (Grr!). You may have one
of these. You'll need to use a module from rpmfusion-nonfree to get the nic
to work on the TC. That will require a boot kernel rebuild and a rebuild of
the initrd. The Ubuntu image works because they are not based in the US and
often ship code that is not freely available fro distribution.

On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 10:52 AM, Barry Cisna
<cisna-barry at wc235.k12.il.us>wrote:

> Hello All,
> Just purchased a new HP T5740 TC to test with,to use with about a one
> year old install of (LTSP 6.0 SL client).
> The unit kernel panics at boot,so I updated the bios to the latest
> available bios from HP, with fingers crossed hoping possibly the later
> bios would remedy the boot panic.Of course this didn't change the
> situation.
> After doing some searching it appears the Broadcom nic in these units is
> the snag on the boot process.
> I have seen several workarounds to get these units to boot,mostly being
> building an Ubuntu boot image to drop into the tftp dir on the server.
> We have had several of the HP T5730's that would boot up fine out of the
> box.
> Anyone tried the HP T5740  Atom 1.6 ghz ,Intel i915 video,broadcom
> nic,atheros wireless.?
> Thank You,
> Barry
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