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Config NIC during RH 4.x install

Dary
Frequent Advisor

Config NIC during RH 4.x install


I have problems loading NIC and SAN drivers (qlogic qla23xx) when installing servers. Any doc. to help me with these topics?

Server is bl35p.
OS RH ES 4.x

thks,
4 REPLIES
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Config NIC during RH 4.x install

Shalom,

Don't do the SAN driver during installation.

Install PSP or qlogic drivers post installation. PSP 7.9 includes good SAN drivers.

Modify /etc/modprobe.conf
# bug fix here
alias scsi_hostadapter2 qla2400
# The original read alias scsi_hostadapter2 qla2320

cd /boot/
mv initrd-2.6.9-42.EL.img initrd-2.6.9-42.EL.img
.old # name may vary based on your system.

mkinitrd -f initrd-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)

Reboot.

SEP
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Dary
Frequent Advisor

Re: Config NIC during RH 4.x install


Thanks, how about NIC card, any suggestion, on how to configure the NIC cards?

~sesh
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Config NIC during RH 4.x install

Do you mean that the NIC is not getting detected during the installation?

If yes, then try adding the "pci=nommconf" option to the boot.

By the way, the network adapters NC7781 seem to be pretty standard NICs and RHEL setup should be able to load the drivers automatically.
Vitaly Karasik_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Config NIC during RH 4.x install

Dary, do you use the latest RHEL4 update level?