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no driver for HP 331FLR network card?

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Server: HP Proliant DL360 Gen8 

The network card: HP Ethernet 1Gb 4-port 331FLR Adapter https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c03225667


Unraid does not boot properly. no network access and booting into GUI does not help. 

In the CLI I was able to see the PCI network card and I do not see any ethX interfaces therefore the br0 interface has a 169.. address


Is this not a good card to use? Is unraid just missing drivers? could drivers be added?

I just bought like 12 of these servers on ebay (don't ask :( ) so I don't really want to buy NICs for them now. 

I also tried changing the network.cfg file to a static IP and/or also "no" for bonding and bridging but that did not help. 

I tried a couple of servers and they all don't seem to work including HP Proliant ML310e tower I bought.

I also tried booting a ubuntu live usb on the server and that worked no problem with the NIC.


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Hi there, Thanks for the reply!

I can't seem to get the file. upon power up I login with root in CLI and run diagnostics then powerdown as described in 


but there does not seem to be any logs in the USB when put it in my other computer(windows).

This is a fresh install of unraid i've tried both 6.9.1 and 6.9.2.

I have intermediate knowledge of linux so are there any other ways I can get you the information?

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  • 2 weeks later...


Turns out the Windows USB creator sucks and may not have entirely worked on the 3 USB sticks that I tried out. The below steps fixed all the issues.

1. Format the USB stick to Fat32 with the volume labeled as "UNRAID".
2. Manually download the .zip version of Unraid that you intend to use.
3. Unzip the download.
4. Copy the files contained within to your newly formatted USB drive.
5. Right click on "make_bootable.bat" and Run as Administrator. Follow prompts to press any key in the command prompt window until complete.
6. Eject the drive to safely remove hardware.


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