[ipxe-devel] 486 with a Realtek 8139
n-a-zhubr at yandex.ru
Sun May 16 13:06:57 UTC 2021
16.05.2021 13:09, Michael Brown:
> To be fair: "cd src ; make" would have built you the exact bin/ipxe.pxe
> target that I already suggested using.
Sure, but my point was that normally, such a binary would only be of
interest for just some quick test/demo/debugging puposes, because hardly
anyone would want to burn an image containing support for all possible
controllers with all possible boot protocols for everyday use, therefore
a consistent step-by-step instruction for building a typical custom
image containing some selected features would be helpfull, I was
certainly expecting something like that near the top of main page.
> Debug builds are fairly specialised (and not something that most users
This is true.
> will need), debugging a hang at this stage of operation is even more
> specialised, and getting iPXE working on a 30-year-old CPU is definitely
> well into the depths of obscure corner cases.
I certainly understand that 486 is not very usual currently. But it is
itself just a target platform, not a corner case. As such, it can be
either supported or not. The board in question is a regular one of that
time, nothing special.
> I'm asking for this testing in order to eliminate problems potentially
> caused by interaction with your Etherboot ROM.
Yes, this is reasonable enough. As harddisk image somehow failed to be
recognized by this board, I'll try to look into attaching a floppy drive
(so a real fun starts)
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