[Linux-ia64] disabling nics in efi.

From: Roy Dragseth <royd_at_cc.uit.no>
Date: 2003-01-09 08:39:24
I have a bunch of HP rx2600 that have two internal nics (10/100Mbit and 1Gbit) 
and one external nic (1Gbit).  Is it possible to disable the two internal 
ones in efi so linux won't see them?  I tried to use the disconnect command 
in the efi shell, but they still keep showing up when I boot up linux.
I used 
disconnect 4C
disconnect 49
and they report successful operation.  Am I missing the point completely?

I also tried the reserve= boot option to avoid linux to probe them, but that 
didn't work either.  I probably computed the iobase and extents wrong.  Do 
anyone know how to determine the correct parameters?

The reason for wanting to disable the internal nics is that the redhat 
installer insists on fetching the kickstart file over eth0 when doing 
installations over the network and the external nic that I want to use 
becomes eth2.

Any hints is greatly appreciated.

Best regards,

  The Computer Center, University of Tromsų, N-9037 TROMSŲ, Norway.
	      phone:+47 77 64 41 07, fax:+47 77 64 41 00
     Roy Dragseth, High Performance Computing System Administrator
	 Direct call: +47 77 64 62 56. email: royd@cc.uit.no
Received on Wed Jan 08 13:39:35 2003

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