HP NC7170 PCI-X Dual Port 1000T Gigabit Server Adapter & Linux Mint 32 17.1

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  1. amanda

    amanda MDL Junior Member

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    Hello all,

    I bought a brand new HP NC7170 PCI-X Dual Port 1000T Gigabit Server Adapter that I put into a desktop Compaq Presario 6000 (2GB RAM, AMD Athlon XP 2600, 80 GB IDE WD hard drive, AMD ATI 8000 AGP). This old computer has on-board fast Ethernet but I only want to use the HP NC7170 PCI-X Dual Port 1000T Gigabit Server Adapter. So I disabled the on on-board in BIOS, tried to install Linux Mint 17.1 MATE 32 bit. It took some time but I had to use the on-board Ethernet to get up dates. I kept on getting messages about "Ethernet is not connected" in the top right hand side of screen which I assume comes from HP NC7170 PCI-X Dual Port 1000T Gigabit Server Adapter that Mint 17.1 is seeing. I connected a working Ethernet cat 5e cable to my wired Internet to the HP NC7170 PCI-X Dual Port 1000T Gigabit Server Adapter ports one by one, a persistent orange & green lights are seen. I tried to install after zeroing the WD HD latest pfsense but auto recognition does not work. I want a Gigabit enabled hardware firewall. Mint 17.1 then using the built in software installer download gufw firewall.
    I have a HP disk with Linux drivers, but I want to know if these can be used for HP NC7170 PCI-X Dual Port 1000T Gigabit Server Adapter with Linux Mint 17.1.

    Thanks to all
     
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  5. amanda

    amanda MDL Junior Member

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    Thank you so very much.
    So in Linux Mint 17.1 32 bit, how do I install the above mentioned drivers once I have logged on as super user please?
     
  6. amanda

    amanda MDL Junior Member

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    Anyone can help me please? :D
     
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    #9 amanda, Apr 20, 2015
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    Thanks alot.
    So I have to install the card first - which I did but ipcop did not recognise the card. So what can I do? As I am about to go to 150 mbit cable Internet (Virginmedia UK). Said card is installed in a pci slot. A the previous poster pointed out I downloaded the Linux drivers but do not know how to install them in ipCop or Linux mint.