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[Guide] How to rescue intel netcard, if broken eeprom as modify to smalltree under Linux.

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[hackintoshi] How to rescue intel netcard, if broken eeprom as modify to smalltree under Linux.

Thanks to this guide, I made 2 intel 10Gbe worked.


this guide must under UEFI boot.

As I modify my IBM X3550 M4, first port of on board i350 4 port, failed, oh no…….

Port 1 disappeared!!!

I searched lots of websites, no use, until I found this on IBM LENOVO SITE.


After lots of tried, I did it, port 1 is back.( stupid reason)



Commands

1) eeupdate64e.efi

Find your netcard number

My i350 is 3

2)
eeupdate64e.efi -nic=NIC# -d IBM_FOD_i350_2-4port_Copper_NCSI_1-64a_80861521_LEDupdate.eep

Keypoint

NIC# means 3. (In my case)

Attention not NIC3, stupid like me, failed several times, finally I understand it just only the number,

eeprom, use my backup, change .bin to .eep
Don’t use the eeprom file download from IBM.

mine

eeupdate64e.efi -nic=3 -d ibm_i350.eep

Done ✅

3) eeupdate64e.efi -nic=NIC# -eepromver

Check again.

One last thing

-d, must use it to skip MAC address, it’s very important, or you will jump into more trouble.

NathanYung

Now I need help to find out exactly to modify my onboard i350.
 
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How to restore eeprom, I wrote above, but one important thing, binary file from ethtool command is smaller than real, cause some problems.

Here is my recommendation :
Boot to UEFI as I wrote, then follow these steps.

1)Eeupdate64e.efi -nic=X /DUMP
X is your card number.

Dump file will be MAC.EEP
MAC=mac address.

Backup this file.
Rollback is simple.

Just use UEFI.

Remember when rollback, -d must add to prevent write other MAC.

I350 4 port, just modify one port, make sure everything is fine, then do again with the other three ports.
 
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