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In Brief

NIC driver for ZEN Imaging.


Product Categories:
  • Linux
  • ZENworks
  • Functional Categories:
  • Imaging
  • Linux
  • Posted:11 Aug 2003
    File Size:45KB
    Publisher:Roy Erez


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    Pay attention! This driver is intended for imaging systems based on kernel 2.4.18. The driver requires an updated ZEN kernel (sys:tftp\linux.1) to work properly.

    If you haven't done so already, download from the ZENworks for Desktops 4.0 Resources page

    These instructions are targeted towards administrators using PXE for imaging; however, the driver can be used for diskette/cdrom boot devices too.

    Step 1 - Replace the kernel with a new one:
    After backing up linux.1 and linux.2 from your server's sys:tftp directory, replace linux.1 with the one included in the ZfD resources package.

    Step 2 - Copy files to a linux machine:
    Copy linux.2 from the ZfD resources package and zen4_bcm5700.tar.gz to a linux machine. Any flavor of linux should be fine, as long as it supports the MINIX filesystem and loop devices. The following steps should be preformed from the directory to which you copied these files.

    Step 3 - Mount linux.2:
    Linux.2 contains the ZENworks imaging filesystem in compressed format. The filesystem's type is MINIX. Type the following commands to decompress and mount this image:

    mkdir /mnt/loop
    mv linux.2 linux.gz
    gzip -d linux.gz
    mount -o loop linux /mnt/loop

    You may verify that the filesystem was properly mounted by typing:
    ls /mnt/loop

    Step 4 - Decompress and copy the driver:
    This procedure will place the driver (bcm5700.o in our case) in the correct location inside the mounted filesystem.
    tar -xvzf zen4_bcm5700.tar.gz
    cp bcm5700.o /mnt/loop/lib/modules/2.4.18/kernel/drivers/net/

    Step 5 - Dismount and re-pack linux.2:
    This step is the reverse of step 3. Type the following commands:
    umount /dev/loop
    gzip -v9 linux
    mv linux.gz linux.2

    Step 6 - Final step:
    Copy linux.2 to sys:tftp/  

    That's it!

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