Re: [Linux-ia64] disabling nics in efi.

From: Joseph V Moss <jmoss_at_ichips.intel.com>
Date: 2003-01-09 08:50:17
Have you tried just using the 'ksdevice=eth2' option to tell anaconda to
use eth2 for the kickstart install?

> 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,
> Roy.
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Received on Wed Jan 08 13:50:20 2003

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