Debian Netinstaller integrate bnx2x firmware

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Debian Netinstaller integrate bnx2x firmware

Since Debian Lenny, the Broadcom Firmware for the Broadcom Netxtreme II 10GbE, isn't included in the Debian installer due to licensing issues. We are using a network based preseed installation for our HP Baldes (BL460cG6) and therefore we have to integrate this firmware into the Netinstaller.

The integration script

Dann Frazier<ref>http://dannf.org/</ref> wrote a script to make the integration prozess easy.<ref>http://dannf.org/bloggf/tech/add-firmware-to.html</ref> Special Thanks!

Using the script

The script is fairly easy to use.

sh add-firmware-to
Usage: add-firmware-to.sh <infile> <outfile>

Therefore for example this should do it:

sh add-firmware-to debian-503-amd64-netinst.iso debian-503-amd64-netinst-bnx2x.iso

Screencast

We made a screencast to show you the process:

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References

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