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[Bug 1544321] Comment bridged from LTC Bugzilla


------- Comment From ruddk@xxxxxxxxxx 2016-02-18 10:24 EDT-------
Hello Canonical.

Do you have any status on when we might see updated netboot images with
the needed firmware files included?  The latest proposed images in
20101020ubuntu423 still do not contain the needed files, and we had to
roll our own initrd.gz image in order to do network installs on systems
with these NICS.

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  In A Single Power VM LPAR : Network Configuration Fails in Ubuntu16.04
  while installation

Status in linux package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Committed
Status in linux source package in Xenial:
  Fix Committed

Bug description:
  Network install using Broadcom bnx2x based NICs is failing.  This
  appears to be a repeat of LP bug 1378491 as the dmesg log is reporting
  errors like the following:

  [   15.754906] bnx2x 0003:80:00.0: Direct firmware load for bnx2x/bnx2x-e2- failed with error -2
  [   15.754914] bnx2x: [bnx2x_init_firmware:13406(enP3p128s0f0)]Can't load firmware file bnx2x/bnx2x-e2-

  A scan of the initrd from /ubuntu-ports/dists/xenial/main/installer-
  ppc64el/20101020ubuntu419/images/netboot shows that the firmware files
  are downrev:


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