[ipxe-devel] 486 with a Realtek 8139

Michael Brown mcb30 at ipxe.org
Mon May 17 12:42:34 UTC 2021

On 16/05/2021 21:04, Michael Brown wrote:
> On 16/05/2021 21:04, Nikolai Zhubr wrote:
>> 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.
> Thanks for testing.  Next step is probably to try building with 
> DEBUG=libprefix

I've sourced a 486 system (courtesy of some kind people who responded on 
Twitter) so should be able to also test for myself on Wednesday.


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