[ipxe-devel] Option ROM causing hang during BIOS update

Michael Brown mcb30 at ipxe.org
Sun Mar 22 01:09:37 UTC 2015

On 21/03/15 02:41, Ed Swierk wrote:
> After I build 808610fc.rom and flash it to the NIC, I can boot the
> system, select iPXE as the boot device, and boot Linux just fine.
> <snip>
> So I very much suspect this is actually a bug in the new Intel server
> BIOS. But I figure the likelihood of finding a workaround in iPXE is
> much higher than getting Intel to fix their BIOS.

I think that NIC has a memory BAR of at least 128kB, which should 
therefore be large enough to use bin/808610fc.mrom instead of 
bin/808610fc.rom.  That will use substantially less option ROM space, 
which might work around whatever the problem is in the BIOS.


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