How to add bnx2x firmware to kernel
I have a PC with a network card (Broadcom 57811) 10Gb fiber. When boot by network (BIOS legacy mode) (PXE filename: undionly.kkpxe) an error appears as it can not load the firmware bnx2x 126.96.36.199.fw. To solve it I have tried two options:
A: I downloaded the 4.11.6 kernel to compile it with this active module (make menuconfig> Broadcom support 587XX)) and an error appears with initram when booting. Using the init.xz file that comes with FOG by default.
B: I downloaded the 4.11.0 kernel and copied the configuration file from kitchensink.conf to .conf to compile it, adding the firmware file “bnx2x-e2-188.8.131.52.fw” to the firmware / bnx2x folder. When you boot it again the error appears that it can not load the firmware.
I have no experience with the Linux kernel or boot images initram.
How can I solve that?
Thank you very much!
@Tom-Elliott It works!
But I get the message of the IP address of the interface eth0 repeated, as if IP search several times with the same itnerfaz.
Thanks a lot!
Can you try the same commands again?
Apparently I wasn’t thinking lastnight and I accidentally had
-elwhere it should’ve been
@ccrespi I’ve updated the 4.11.0 kernels to include this firmware. I will, soon, be building newer kernels but from now forward the configs should have this setting defined as needed.
To give a test please run:
sudo mkdir -pv /var/www/fog/service/ipxe/backup sudo mv -v /var/www/fog/service/ipxe/bzImage* /var/www/fog/service/ipxe/backup wget -O /var/www/fog/service/ipxe/bzImage https://fogproject.org/kernels/bzImage wget -O /var/www/fog/service/ipxe/bzImage32 https://fogproject.org/kernels/bzImage32
Run a test by booting the machine and keeping us posted. Thank you
@ccrespi Very good, this shows us the error IS in the FOS linux kernel. The FOG kernel developers should be able to address this for you.
(PXE filename: undionly.kkpxe) an error appears as it can not load the firmware bnx2x 184.108.40.206.fw
Its unclear from your posting if this is an iPXE kernel (FOG Menu) issue or a FOS issue (with the kernel of you speak). As Tom suggested posting a clear picture of error will give us the context of the error message too (almost as important as the error).
I need the exact error message you’re seeing. Please load up the default 4.11.0 kernel and grab a picture of the error message.