Adding HDD ends in dead network and "Can't load firmware file "bnx2/bnx2-mips-09-6.2.1b.fw"

TheForumTroll

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I just tried to add new drives to my Proliant server but it boots up with all network interfaces as DOWN and an error in dmesg:

Can't load firmware file "bnx2/bnx2-mips-09-6.2.1b.fw"

If I remove the drives everything work as expected again. I have no idea what is going on here but I'm guessing it has something to do with messed up mounting of drives. Unfourtnatly I only know a little about using fstab in linux and there's hardly anything in it.
Code:
/dev/pve/root / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/pve/swap none swap sw 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
LABEL=XXXX /mnt/data ext4 defaults 0 0
LABEL=YYYY /mnt/backup ext4 defaults 0 0

Anyone knows what is going on?
 

wolfgang

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Hi,

Could it be that the new HDD contains a Grub Loader?
Because this firmware is part of the initramfs and is loaded at the boot sequence.
 

TheForumTroll

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If I understand your question correctly @wolfgang you are asking if the server boots up from the drive? If so no it does not. It does boot from the RAID normally.

EDIT: "Normally" was clearly the wrong word. It does boot from the RAID but it boots up in rescue mode or something.
EDIT 2: Well, making it boot normally still cause the exact same problem and error....
 
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