[ipxe-devel] [Realtek]: Possible bug - cannot load ipxe when intel-sata controller is set to RAID
joshuacov at gmail.com
Mon Apr 15 21:38:41 UTC 2013
2013/4/15 Andrew Bobulsky <rulerof at gmail.com>
> Hello Joshua,
> On Apr 15, 2013, at 11:52 AM, "Joshua C." <joshuacov at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2013/4/15 Michael Brown <mbrown at fensystems.co.uk>
>> Did you try the patch from my previous message?
> I'll try the patch later today (still at work). Yes, I've enabled some
> extra features. Actually I wanted a substituation of the stock pxe-stack
> with all possible features. I'll post my customizations later on with the
> result from the test.
> I've actually had this problem that you're having, but with the BIOS on my
> Gigabyte X58 board (Same NIC and storage devices as you). I started with
> two or three different, custom BIOS files, the appropriate tools, and went
> to work. Out of all of them, two of the images had *updated *Intel RAID
> ROM files--which were a tiny bit smaller (IIRC)--but it never made any
> difference. Loading iPXE at boot would prevent the RAID firmware from
> doing its thing.
> I recall wondering if it was possible to somehow invoke the option rom
> through a bootloader... likely a very cumbersome solution :P
> I do hope that patch works as I'd really like to mod some more BIOSes.. :)
> Best of luck to you, and thanks for testing this out!
I heard about the limitations of the x58 chipset. However the proposed
patch fixed the problem for me!
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