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Update – Netboot on RHEL x86 (32bit) with Broadcom (tg3) – no network

In my post just below, I have defined a set of tests to verify the possible cause of the tg3 problem. It had nothing to do with autoneg, and was fixed in RHEL 4 Update 4. That 32bit installer works correctly.

One last thing to test – rebuild the installer initrd, and replace tg3 module by one built from source (for example, HP’s tg3 drivers from the Proliant Support Pack) for this kernel. I wonder if it will work.

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  1. It’s sort of a relationship between myself and this Tyan. Same server, changing demands. This time, we’ve had to install on this server RHEL4 32bit.┬áNet-installing RHEL4 Update 3 was impossible. See here, so we’ve installed it from CDs (didn’t have PCI-X

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