Sorry to hash up an old subject, but I have the same issue.  Having the NIC work isn’t an issue since I’m not restoring images over a network.  It’s just an annoyance since the Dell Poweredge R710 I’m working on has four NICs on the motherboard and it takes about 60 seconds for each one to time out when starting up.  Is there a kernel option I can pass with grub to disable trying to load/probe the NIC module/firmware?





-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Shiau [mailto:steven@nc...]
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 6:37 PM
To: Steve Poe
Cc: 'clonezilla-live@li...'
Subject: Re: [Clonezilla-live] Clonezilla and HPDL360GS NIC issue

The problem is now stable or testing Clonezilla live uses "free"
software. That firmware is classified as "non-free" in Debian. Therefore
it does not included.
You can try Ubuntu-based Clonezilla live (20090812-jaunty), it comes
with some of non-free firmware.


Steve Poe wrote:
> The HP DL360GS server uses the Broadcom NetExtreme II drive(bnx2
> module). Clonezilla 1.22-26 does not allow the module to load
> saying it is having a problem with the firmware ( cannot load firmware
> file) with an error like probe of <PCI device address> failed with
> error -2.
> However, If I boot an Ubuntu Server 9.0.4, the bnx2 module loads
> without issue. It does not try to load the firmware.
> Any thoughts?
> Steve
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