Is there a Linux Driver for Dell 390 models with Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx NICs that will work DS 6.5 and 6.8 PXE environments?
Last Updated January 05, 2007
Question Is there a Linux Driver for Dell 390 models with Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx NICs that will work DS 6.5 and 6.8 PXE environments?
Answer Attached to this article are two Tigon 3 drivers that were compiled with Linux Kernels 2.6.15 (for DS 6.5) and 126.96.36.199 (for DS 6.8), which were were successful with these models.
NOTE: The source code for these drivers was downloaded from the NIC manufacturer's site and compiled using the previously mentioned versions of the linux kernel. If the linux kernel installed on the DS server is different than this, then they will need to be compiled again using whatever version of the linux kernel has been added to the Installed OS section of the boot disk creation program.
See Article 28260 for full instructions on how to compile a Linux driver and add it into a linux boot configuration.