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HP DL585 G2

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Problem

I'm trying to install RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Update 4 x86_64 on a HP DL585 G2 and I can't see the Broadcom NICs.

In fact, I can't see NICs in the PCI slots if I install them directly.

The BIOS sees the NICs (built-in or expansion card) but they do not show up in lspci output.

Solution

Enable the Linux x86_64 option in RBSU:

  • Pres the F9 key during powerup to access RBSU
  • Select Advanced Options
  • Select the Linux x86_64 HPET option and change the setting to Enabled
  • Press the F10 key to exit RBSU; the server resets automatically.
Before installation:
  • add the parameter "pci=nommconf" to the kernel boot string
After installation:
  • add the parameter "pci=nommconf" to the GRUB configuration file
(Source: some RedHat support site I lost the link to. But this works.)

Commentary

This holds for CentOS 4.4 x86_64 as well.

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