I'm having quite a time installing Lenny into our pe1950 servers. Missing from the install (both the netinstall and the full-dvd versions) is the bnx2 firmware needed for the server's Broadcom II ethernet cards - I did find someone who found a way around the problem using PXE boot install
, but this is not an option for me. I also tried installing without ethernet card support, but installing the firmware after the install-time config makes setting everything up a headache. Is there any way to make a customised install disk?
I also tried installing from a usb-key, which seems to work fine for retrieving the needed packages, but when it comes time to format the disks, even after I remove the key right after the needed firmware is loaded, I see that the main hard drive becomes 'sdb' and the system won't boot at reboot.
I think the latter problem is simpler to solve — can anyone help me with this?
Thanks very much in advance.