Success report Thunder K8S/AMD-8111/3ware 8506/Broadcomm 5700
A big thank you to everyone who has worked hard to get this port
running! It's a thrill to be back on Debian.
I just switched my SuSE 9.0 system over, using the cross-install
instructions at http://www.burgettsys.com/stories/59455/ and the
It might be really useful for people crossing over if the
debian-amd64-howto contained these very simple instructions for crossing
over. Since Debian is getting support for amd64 later than some of the
other distros, there may be others who start out with a commercial
distro and switch.
Mention that you need module-init-tools, or no modules will load.
There were various small problems with debootstrap -- init scripts
retained the "FAKE" version after install, console-data didn't install,
base-config needed to be rerun -- but the problems self-corrected on
reinstalling these packages. tasksel never managed to actually install
I kept making kernels that oopsed right at the outset while starting to
boot, possibly because I built CONFIG_X86_MSR and CONFIG_X86_CPUID into
the kernel (not confirmed). Debian's (Broadcomm's) bcm5700-source driver
also killed my system reliably; use tg3.
I can't comment on stability at this point, but things are looking good!