Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 08, 2008 at 07:53:32PM +1000, Andrew Snow wrote:
> Additionally, the IPMI card which "piggyback" on top of one of the
> onboard Ethernet ports are going to force the use of something called
> ASF (at least in Broadcom land it's called that), where the NIC then
> has two physical MAC addresses -- yes, you read that right! The OS has
> to have support for that feature for it to work properly, and your local
> LAN will probably freak out, ARP-wise.
It would be nice to have it better documented in manpage for bge (I know
hw.bge.allow_asf is mentioned, but the words does not make it clear to
me). It took me a long time before I discovered that I need to add
hw.bge.allow_asf="1" in to loader.conf. Since that my eLOM on Sun Fire
X2100 M2 servers works nicely without any lockups (mentioned in manpage)
>>The same thing happened when trying to use a USB CDROM drive, so I suspect
>>USB boot support is at fault somehow.
> Booting FreeBSD off of USB devices is known to be broken; see "BTX,
> boot2, and loader" section at the below URL:
I am using USB flashdisks with FreeBSD installer with GRUB on HW where
older BTX failed.