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Config NIC during RH 4.x install

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

Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Config NIC during RH 4.x install


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)


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Frequent Advisor

Re: Config NIC during RH 4.x install

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

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?