Short story:

Have 10 HP dx5150's (amd 64bit processors) w/ on-board Broadcom 5700
Netxtreme adapters. These have all been successfully imaged w/ Ghost, but
now need to be reimaged w/ Zen.

Card PXE boots successfully and brings up Zen menu. Going to maintenance
mode brings a bash prompt. Typing "img" returns "command not found",
exactly as described in this TID:

Using our boot CD has similar results, except that the IMG command is found,
but it brings up the imaging screen then immediately closes it.

Other info:

1. dedicated 6.5 sp1 imaging server. Using default kernel 2.4.28 for
imaging, bcm5700 has been successfully included in linux2 and bootcd that we
use for use with many Dells that have the bcm5700. We also have a
built-in script that calls mii-tool to force whichever net driver was loaded
to 100-full duplex, since our imaging ports are set that way.

2. After PXE boot, these diags return following info:

mii-tool -v returns:
eth0: 10 MBit, half duplex, no link
product info: vendor 00:00:00, model 0 rev 0
basic mode: 10 MBit, half duplex
basic status: no link

ifconfig eth0 returns:
link encap: Ethernet HWaddress: 00:11:09:11:a7:be
<snipped the rest - no errors, basically wanted to see if MAC was showing,
since that is a symptom of a separate TID>

lsmod returns:
module size in use by
pcmcia-core 4860 0
bcm5700 100704 0
usb-storage 103872 (unused)
usb-ohci 1654 (unused)
ehci-hcd 22656 (unused)
hid 14000 (unused)
usb-core 61698 (usb-storage usb-ohci ehci-hcd hid)

3. Tried Marcus Breiden's forge page and tested the 2.6.11 kernel files on
my server. Thought this would be good since I realized the SATA drives in
this box are not being detected either, and notes indicate the forge files
includes SATA and bcm5700 support.

I had even less results with this than w/ my original files - it failed
detect the NIC at all and I could not proceed. Same thing w/ the boot cd
from the forge.

3. Went to HPs website and verified they are providing the BCM5700/tg3
linux drivers for the onboard NIC that is included with the HP dx5150.

However, to see if there is something unique with "their version" - i.e.
perhaps something w/ the 64-bit processor? - I'll need to compile it against
a 2.4.28 kernel. Since I'm running either SLES 9 or NLD 9 on all my boxes,
that's not very convenient.

In principle, I'm against doing this anyway because I do not believe that
the Zenworks product is intended only for use by dedicated kernel hackers
who enjoy keeping multiple kernel sources ready to recompile or compile
against. And from all my review of documentation, it appears that's what
you end up having to do anytime you run into a situation where you need to
add a new driver that may not be out yet on the Novell's website.

Has anyone else experienced this issue w/ the dx5150's and Zen imaging? If
so, have you been able to get it working at all?

Right now I'm resorting back to Ghost because I do not have to the time to
do any more Zen troubleshooting for these particular boxes.

~~~Nicoya Helm...
University of Kansas Medical Center