On Sun, 2008-11-09 at 00:39 +0100, Peter Palfrader wrote: > On Sat, 08 Nov 2008, Theodore Tso wrote: > > > Fortunately for us, at the > > moment I am not aware of large numbers of highly popular laptops or > > servers for which non-free firmware is necessary before the firmware > > would be able to access the network. > > HP DL360 G5: > firmware-bnx2 > (Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5708 Gigabit Ethernet) > > Yes, I was really thrilled when I found out we can't install lenny in > any sane way on debian.org hardware. The crazy thing is, this is an on-board controller that supports PXE boot, so it must be usable without loading firmware from the disk. But I suspect the current driver requires the controller to do more than the ROM/flash firmware does. Ben.
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