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Old 04-03-2011, 12:32 AM   #1
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Post HP ProLiant DL380 + Debian Squeeze + firmware-bnx2_0.28_all problem

Hi guys,

I have a HP ProLiant DL380 server and I am trying to install Debian on it.

I had an error that said dhcp config failed at the installation and Debian could not find my NIC.

I've Googled it and found out that I need to install required Broadcom NIC drivers.

There are images that 3rd people have created but I don't want to use them as it will be a server.

Another way to install them is to download .deb package and install it from a removable media when asked.

So I went ahead and did an exper install mode and choose adding packages from a media so an option appeared for me to install stuff from removable media now.

Each time I choosed it, my flash drive's lights were blinking but then I was getting an error says this package can not be installet are you sure to instal non signed package.

I say yes at that stage but I still can not install and it says this is probably happening because of kernel version miss match.

I downloaded latest stable copy of debian from official debian site and downloading the stable squeeze copy of the driver from official Debian site too.( )

What am I doing wrong? How do I check my kernel version?

And after this started happening my installation hangs at detecting network hardware part, how can I deal with this?

Thanks tons from now...
Old 04-03-2011, 02:47 AM   #2
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Well I started getting this

Is it happening because I am using wrong architecture CD?

Mine is i386 based one and it's 2 x Pentium 3 processor. Is it the correct one?


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