On 1/20/2000 12:09 PM firstname.lastname@example.org Markus Gutschke wrote: >For PnP cards, etherboot would have to run full PnP discovery and >configuration. This is not incredibly difficult, but it is inherently >less reliable than accessing non-PnP cards. I'm getting confused. For the 3C90x series we're talking about PCI cards, which as I understand it are all "PnP". Could this be some PCI 2.x compatibility switch setting or something? If this were ISA cards I'd understand more, but I thought that by the time Etherboot gets a PCI card, the IRQ and I/O range were set. That's what my BIOS seems to do, even though I select "PNP Operating System installed". I've also got lots of PCI/PnP options with which I can reserve IRQs if I need to. I'd very much appreciate any light you could shed on this. I was hoping PCI would make life simpler and more robust because the assignment work was done already for us. Regards, Marty --- Name: Martin D. Connor US Mail: Entity Cyber, Inc.; P.O. Box 391827; Cambridge, MA 02139; USA Voice: (617) 491-6935, Fax: (617) 491-7046 Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.thinguin.org/ =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: Marty Connor <firstname.lastname@example.org> To get help about this list, send a mail with 'help' as the only string in it's body to email@example.com. If you have problems with this list, send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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