"Sethu Rao" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> I installed FreeBSD 6.2 on a linux box (complete overwrite). The
> sysinstall utility did not recognize my Ethernet interface at all.
>
>
> Running "pciconf -l -v " after the install gave the following for the
> Ethernet interface:
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]:0:0:...
> Vendor = Broadcom
> Class = network
> Subclass = Ethernet
>
> Here is the output of "uname -a"
>
> FreeBSD sethur-bsd.juniper.net 6.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE #0: <time
> stamp> [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SMP i386
>
> I installed from a CD that a colleague had bought. Also, the admin guide
> that came with the CD says bridging is not enabled by default and the
> kernel needs to be recompiled with the bridging option enabled. Is this
> the reason why the Ethernet driver was not installed? I will appreciate
> your help on how to install the Ethernet driver. Thanks.

You probably need more information about the actual Ethernet hardware
in your system in order to figure out whether it's supposed to be
supported and by what driver.

Given that Juniper's routers run on FreeBSD, I would expect you could
find some good FreeBSD expertise just around the office...
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