I'm having a problem with the flash rom on a 3c905b. I've programmed a bunch of the roms in the past, and they worked fine. Now, I have a batch of cards, and the flash roms don't work. When the chip is in the card, the PC starts to boot, then after testing memory, the screen clears and it starts the POST again. It just continues this forever. It is doing this on two different systems. On a third system, it goes through the self test, then hangs at the 'Update ECSD Successfully' message. It just sits there forever. Two of these 3 systems have worked in the past with 3c905b's, so I'm pretty sure it's not the systems. I take the chip out, and the pc boots fine from hard disk. I can run the 3com configuration utility, and it shows that the bootrom socket is enabled. I've checked the PCI vendor and device ID's, they are fine. When I took the chip out, and ran the config utility, it shows that the boards were manufactured on 12/29/1999. On the board, it is marked 'Rev A'. This worries me. I'm thinking that 3com has made a design change that renders the standard etherboot code broken. Any ideas? Thanks, Jim McQuillan email@example.com =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: Jim McQuillan <jam@McQuil.com> To get help about this list, send a mail with 'help' as the only string in it's body to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have problems with this list, send a mail to email@example.com.
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