Broadcom Corp - Netextreme BCM705 Gigabit Ethernet - fails install-configure

Bill Stoye skiffworks at
Sun Sep 26 14:14:44 UTC 2004


Markus & Matt(M&M):

Thank you very much, sorry to be so dense... born with it!

Manually configuring a static IP address DURING installation cured the problem.
Netextreme BCM705 Gigabit Ethernet was copied from HAL but I do believe it should read ...BCM-5-705... as well.

My early experience with Ubuntu Linux has been great, your help with my network issue enhances that... only one issue after an install(so far) is amazing to me.

Thanks again;
Best Regards;

-----Original Message-----
From: Markus Kolb <ubuntu-ml at>
Sent: Sep 26, 2004 5:59 AM
To: ubuntu-users at
Subject: Re: Broadcom Corp - Netextreme BCM705 Gigabit Ethernet -	fails	install-configure

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matt Zimmerman <mdz at>
> Sent: Sep 25, 2004 5:34 PM
> On Sat, Sep 25, 2004 at 10:12:38AM -0400, Bill Stoye wrote:
> There seems to be a problem with some Broadcom cards during installation:
> Does it work OK if you configure the interface statically?

On 26.09.2004 02:58, Bill Stoye schrieb:
> No. The broadcom ethernet is part of the motherboard.
> Bill

It doesn't matter if the broadcom chip is onboard or on an extern 
interface card. It is always connected via PCI bus.
Matt wants to tell you that you should try to configure a static IP 
address during installation.
Please read the bug report for workaround...
Is there a BCM705? I think you have the BCM_5_705 gigabit ethernet if I 
remember right.
Please post again if the workaround works for you.


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