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Plop Linux / Re: Problem with bnx2 module
« Last post by The_Raven on November 20, 2019, 17:08:20 PM »
Ok, i think i found the problem...

Edit: Have to test it more. I tell you when i have tested it. Many thanks for your support!
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Plop Linux / Re: Problem with bnx2 module
« Last post by Elmar on November 20, 2019, 16:46:44 PM »
When it does not work when you boot from USB, then it boots faster from USB than PXE. In this case, put the firmware into initramfs.gz and lib.sqfs.
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Plop Linux / Re: Problem with bnx2 module
« Last post by The_Raven on November 20, 2019, 16:40:27 PM »
Ok, if i boot from PXE i have to add it to initramfs.gz otherwise (boot from USB) i have to add it in lib.sqfs?
Because it seems not to work in initramfs.gz if i boot from USB.
I add it to lib.sqfs and test it.
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Plop Linux / Re: Problem with bnx2 module
« Last post by Elmar on November 20, 2019, 16:05:10 PM »
When your network card does not work without the firmware file, then you have to add it to initramfs.gz when you boot from PXE. Adding to lib.sqfs is not needed, because the firmware file has been already loaded when lib.sqfs became available.
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Plop Linux / Re: Problem with bnx2 module
« Last post by The_Raven on November 20, 2019, 15:58:35 PM »
Then i have to add the firmware in initramfs.gz and lib.sqfs?
This way it can boot from PXE and has network access when the server is running, right?
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Plop Linux / Re: Problem with bnx2 module
« Last post by Elmar on November 20, 2019, 15:52:28 PM »
Correct, the /lib/firmware is not available after lib.sqfs has been mounted. /lib/firmware is then the firmware directory from lib.sqfs. When there is no /lib/firmware directory, then you are using the wrong lib.sqfs.
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Plop Linux / Re: Problem with bnx2 module
« Last post by The_Raven on November 20, 2019, 15:40:24 PM »
I took the file (initramfs.gz) from plop 19.4, extract it, add /lib/firmware and repack it. After that, my "self made" initramfs.gz has about 23MB.
When i boot with this file, the folder /lib/firmware/ is not there. I think the folder /lib is overwritten by lib.sqfs.
Are i am wrong?

Edit: I have done this with older plop versions and it has worked.
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Plop Linux / Re: Problem with bnx2 module
« Last post by Elmar on November 20, 2019, 15:14:55 PM »
When your network card needs a firmware file, then you can still add that file to initramfs.gz. You have to create the firmware directory. If not, then you are using the wrong initramfs tree. Are you creating initramfs.gz with the files from ploplinux-release-19.4.tar.gz?
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Plop Linux / Re: Problem with bnx2 module
« Last post by The_Raven on November 20, 2019, 15:05:37 PM »
Thx for fast response!
But does this work with PXE booting?
Correct me if i am wrong, but first it loads kernel and initramfs. Then it connects the network and load the other files (usr.sqfs, lib.sqfs etc.).
But if the firmware is not present, it can't load the other files. ;)
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Plop Linux / Re: Problem with bnx2 module
« Last post by Elmar on November 20, 2019, 14:53:14 PM »
Now, you have to use lib.sqfs for firmware updates.
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