oooookay! got mine to work! i may have bricked the first one… but i’m going to try and recover it when i have a physical linux box to slap it in. also, many MANY thanks to @Tritech for helping me out with this!!! i wouldn’t have been able to do this without them.
I did this on a Dell R620 running vSphere 6.7. I enabled passthrough of the F80, and attached it to a Ubuntu 18.04 VM. (Run everything as root!)
I ran through all the steps in the guide listed above: https://web.archive.org/web/20190501003135/https://www.kasilag.me/warpdrive/
For step 2.2 (creating new FW using a hex editor), I used the BIN file provided to me by @Tritech (THANK YOU!) because I apparently am incapable of using a hex editor properly
I followed the rest of the steps verbatim. During step 3 when it says to reboot the OS… if you’re doing this virtually like I did… REBOOT THE WHOLE HOST, NOT JUST THE VM. I’m pretty sure this is what hosed my original attempt.
After that… everything should be great!