[ipxe-devel] bug report: 3c900b-fl freezes

Michael Brown mcb30 at ipxe.org
Wed Jan 27 16:12:31 UTC 2016

On 27/01/16 16:05, Ben Hildred wrote:
> I have been going through a stack of ethernet cards  getting them ready
> to be setup for iPXE boot, collecting pci ids and mac addresses,
> checking basic functionality, and making a list of eproms to order and I
> hit a snag when a 3c900b-fl is present and a driver for it is compiled
> into iPXE the system freezes. I believe the problem is the connector
> type forcing,as this is a 10 base fiber card and does not have other
> connectors. serial capture follows. mac addresses have been removed.
> iPXE initialising devices...no connectors!warning: strange connector
> type in EEPROM.
> selected utp. (forced)
> WARNING: Using legacy NIC wrapper on xxxxxxxx
> ok

Given the age and obscurity of the NIC concerned, I think you might be 
the only person in a position to try fixing this particular bug.


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