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------- Comment From jgrivera@xxxxxxxxxx 2015-03-09 18:24 EDT-------
This bug shows as "Fix Committed" in Launchpad.  Are we expecting a fix soon?  If so, when?  Thanks in advance!  - Juan

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  Ubuntu 15.04 PowerNV install error during network due to bnx2x driver

Status in linux-firmware package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Committed

Bug description:
  ---Problem Description---
  I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 on a PowerNV system using a network installation.  I am able to obtain an IP address with DHCP from the petitboot menu.  I am also able to load the installation kernel and begin the installation but the network configuration within the installer fails.  I tried to manually configure the network, but that failed too.  When I exited to the shell of the installer, I can see my interface has the IP address that I manually configured(, but I cannot connect to the local LAN:

  ~ # ip address
  1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue 
      link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
      inet scope host lo
         valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
      inet6 ::1/128 scope host 
         valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
  2: eth0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc mq qlen 1000
      link/ether 6c:ae:8b:02:10:88 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
  3: eth1: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc mq qlen 1000
      link/ether 6c:ae:8b:02:10:89 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
  4: eth2: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc mq qlen 1000
      link/ether 6c:ae:8b:02:10:8a brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
  5: eth3: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc mq qlen 1000
      link/ether 6c:ae:8b:02:10:8b brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
  6: eth4: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc noop qlen 1000
      link/ether 40:f2:e9:31:08:f4 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
      inet brd scope global eth4
         valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
  7: eth5: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc noop qlen 1000
      link/ether 40:f2:e9:31:08:f5 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
  8: eth6: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc noop qlen 1000
      link/ether 40:f2:e9:31:08:f6 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
  9: eth7: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc noop qlen 1000
      link/ether 40:f2:e9:31:08:f7 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
  ~ # ping
  PING ( 56 data bytes
  ping: sendto: Network is unreachable

  I noticed in the /var/log/syslog for the install the following errors related to the bnx2x driver:
  Feb 23 18:49:34 kernel: [  546.172944] bnx2x 0005:01:00.2: Direct firmware load for bnx2x/bnx2x-e2- failed with error -2
  Feb 23 18:49:34 kernel: [  546.172950] bnx2x: [bnx2x_init_firmware:12958(eth6)]Can't load firmware file bnx2x/bnx2x-e2-
  Feb 23 18:49:34 kernel: [  546.172952] bnx2x: [bnx2x_func_hw_init:5523(eth6)]Error loading firmware
  Feb 23 18:49:34 kernel: [  546.172957] bnx2x: [bnx2x_nic_load:2704(eth6)]HW init failed, aborting

  I'm wondering if this failure message for the network driver is what is preventing me from connecting to the network during the install?
  ---uname output---
  N/A - Trying to do a fresh install of 15.04
  Machine Type = 8247-42L 
  ---Steps to Reproduce---
  Boot the PowerNV system to petitboot menu and select network install of Ubuntu 15.04.  
  Install method: Network install
  Install ISO Information: vivid-server-ppc64el.iso	 23-Feb-2015 14:25 	388M
  The initrd has an older set of fw files and not the one the driver is expecting to load:

  /lib/firmware/bnx2x # ls
  bnx2x-e1-   bnx2x-e1h-  bnx2x-e2-
  /lib/firmware/bnx2x #

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