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Old 04-05-2011, 11:19 PM   #1
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Question Debian on HP ProLiant DL380 - NIC Driver installation issue ( firmware-bnx2 )

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 configuration failed at the base installation and Debian found my NICs but asked for driver.

I've Googled it and found out that I need to install required Broadcom NetExtreme 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 expert install mode and choosed adding packages from a media so an option appeared for me to install stuff from removable media now.

Each time I choose it, my flash drive's lights are blinking but then I am getting an error says this package can not be installed are you sure to install a non signed package.

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

I downloaded latest stable copy of Debian and also downloaded the stable squeeze copy of the driver from official Debian site too.
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What am I doing wrong? Is this a kernel mismatch between my Deb. version and the driver?

And after many try my server started hanging at detecting network hardware stage, how can I deal with this?

Also finally I started to get this...

Is this happening because I am using wrong architecture CD?

I have i386 image and my server has 2 x Pentium 3 processor.

any help greatly appreciated I am so confused..
Thank you.
Old 04-07-2011, 10:45 AM   #2
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I had the same problem. If it's Squeeze you are installing, you need to get the deb file with non-free firmware for Squeeze. The link you posted seems to be for wheezy/testing.

An easier way:


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