BCM43224 Wi-Fi Card

Help with setting up network cards, including WiFi cards.
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Re: BCM43224 Wi-Fi Card

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To minimize system crashes and if you use ZFS as filesystem, create a new BootEnvironment and boot into it before changing system files. If a change fails and the system stops booting, just roll back to the elder, good BE and activate it again and your system is up and running again and you can start testing in a new be again - within minutes.
Just an idea and my fifty cents.

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Re: BCM43224 Wi-Fi Card

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Thanks aschiebe, good advice if I knew a whole lot more.
I was using UFS, and have no idea about BootEnvironment - that would be a learning curve in itself.
Shall revisit this on the testing laptop when I get a chance. Working 50+ hours per week at the Food Bank.
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Re: BCM43224 Wi-Fi Card

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aschiebe wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 4:18 pm
To minimize system crashes and if you use ZFS as filesystem, create a new BootEnvironment and boot into it before changing system files.
This is interesting, but forgive you can give some link, description, I'm new to BSD and many things are new to me.

On the current laptop I have intel wifi-card and everything is OK, but I have a second laptop and there I also have a BCM wifi-card and I would like to avoid problems with starting the system.

Thanks.

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Re: BCM43224 Wi-Fi Card

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I think this article is a good start to learn about BE and zfs, precondi is that you have installed ghostsbd with zfs filesystem,
https://mwl.io/archives/2363
happy be and zfs

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Re: BCM43224 Wi-Fi Card

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Many thanks have explained the problem a bit with be and zfs.

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