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Recommended update for BCM5700


(Last modified: 09AUG2002)

solutions Recommended update for BCM5700 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (e3b7344c691fb24b34f094bf71a88ee3)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32

Package: bcm5700-sles7
Release: 20020809
Obsoletes: none


This update should be installed if you want to use a BCM5700 based network card.



Problem description

This update adds support for BCM5700 based network cards to the SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 and is needed if you want to install SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 via this network card.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

To install this update, please follow this procedure:
  1. Unpack the image and write it to a floppy disk: gpg -o bcm5700.disk --decrypt bcm5700-sles7 dd if=bcm5700.disk of=/dev/fd0 bs=8k
  2. If you boot the system from CD, just make sure the driver disk is also in the drive; the installer will pick up the driver automatically.
  3. If you boot from floppy, just press the <ALT> key when the boot screen is shown. The installer will prompt you for the driver disk later on.

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