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<body class='hmmessage'><div style="text-align: left;"><br></div>The problem comes from the fact that the firmware is in the disk at /lib/firmware starting from kernel 2.6.18 or something. If you boot the 2617 from the CD it will probably work fine.<br>Anyway even creating a proper initrd with that /lib/firmware the kernel does not load it. Don't know why.<br><br>Of course there will not be a step-back to put the firmware inside the kernel.<br><br>I've patched the kernel to make the firmware compiled within. Of course this is not "legal" because the decision to move firmwares outside the kernel was taken for license issues I guess.<br><br>These are the steps, if you are interested:<br>1) copy the attached .c files in the /usr/src<br>2) modify the linux/drivers/scsi/qla2xxx/qla_init.c in the following way:<br> - after the includes add a #include "/usr/src/ql2200_fw_main.c"<br> - rename the function qla2x00_load_risc() to anything else, like qla2x00_load_risc_old()<br><br>done.<br>recompile the kernel. no need for the initrd. The firmware will be compiled within the kernel, and loaded from there.<br>pablo<br><br><br><br><hr id="stopSpelling">> Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 10:26:04 -0800<br>> From: bm_witness@...<br>> Subject: [gentoo-sparc] QLA2xxx<br>> To: email@example.com<br>> <br>> I recently acquired a SunBlade 2000 Workstation. As neither I nor any the other admins are very familiar with Solaris, we are trying to put Gentoo/SPARC on the system. However, we have run into an issue with Gentoo 2007.0 as Linux won't find the SCSI hard drive that is attached via a QLA2xxx device - the only number I can get is ISP2200, so I suppose it is suppose to be the QLA2200 - so we can't even start the install, or get to a point where we can even try to compile the driver source.<br>> <br>> I've noticed there were a number of issues with this card in the forums with kernels after 2.6.16. Has anyone found an answer? The 2007.0 ISOs seem to have the latest firmware from Qlogic, which I tried downloading to the system, but we continued to get the "NVRAM inconsistency" message.<br>> <br>> I also noticed there is a newer edition of the qlogic firmware in portage. Does anyone know how I might be able to get the system to use the newer code? Will the 2008.0 ISOs use the new code? (If so, I'm sure I could wait for the 2008.0 SPARC image.)<br>> <br>> Any pointers, etc. would be greatly appreciated.<br>> <br>> TIA,<br>> <br>> Ben<br>> <br>> <br>> -- <br>> firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list<br>> <br><br /><hr />Express yourself instantly with MSN Messenger! <a href='http://clk.atdmt.com/AVE/go/onm00200471ave/direct/01/' target='_new'>MSN Messenger</a></body>