[ipxe-devel] 486 with a Realtek 8139

Nikolai Zhubr n-a-zhubr at yandex.ru
Sun May 16 20:04:41 UTC 2021

16.05.2021 16:06, I wrote:
>> 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)

Ok, no need for a floppy actually. Apparently the "boot partition" 
method is still usable as long as disk partitioning was performed 
carefully (I ran Msdos' fdisk utility on this same board to add a 
partition so as to avoid possible conflicts with BIOS' geometry settings).

The result is a total hang with no message displayed whatsoever and Caps 
Lock not responding.

I'm quite sure loading from disk is successfull, because from my 
previous attempts I know an error message would be displayed in case of 
a read failure.

Thank you,


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