From: Ronan Cunniffe (rcunniff at domain tcd.ie)
Date: Wed 06 Oct 1999 - 15:19:11 IST
I'm trying to boot an EISA 486 diskless (3c597 card). I have another
machine set up with dhcpd, tftp, and nfs servers, and appropriate things
1) A bootfloppy kernel works perfect: finds card, yelps for an IP
address, picks up the answer, contacts the nfs server, and boots.
2) Netboot on a floppy (i.e. the netboot prom code prepended with a
floppyloader stub) finds card, yelps for an IP address, does *NOT*
appear to pick up any response, and hangs. Server does receive the
request and responds (acc. to both /var/log/messages and tcpdump)
response (acc. to /var/log/messages)
The possible differences I see are:
1) Linux kernel uses native drivers, netboot uses DOS packet drivers
2) 3c795 is a 10/100 card, with full duplex possible at 10. Could
either linux or the packet drivers be overriding the BIOS setup (10Mbps
BTW, I get the same behaviour whether using a switch or x-over
Has anybody seen this before?
Frustration setting in badly....
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