Hello, firstname.lastname@example.org (Erik Braun) wrote in Pine.OSF.email@example.com:">news:Pine.OSF.firstname.lastname@example.org: > I use Netboot Version 0.9.6, the board is a Biostar M7VIP, the network > card is a RTL 8139, I have enough memory (256 MByte). > > When booting, Netboots loads the image, but cannot start it, lamenting > "Not enough memory". Strange enough, this doesn't happen when I plug off > the mouse (PS/2), then everything seems to run fine. > > Some values differ: > > with mouse (failing) without mouse (OK) > > BOOTP addr 8e2f:153c 8e6f:153c > Base memory 0238 0280 The problem with the base memory has been solved with netboot version 0.9.7 some weeks ago. With version 0.9.6 there was a bug in the bootrom which caused the de-initialization of the bootrom to fail when the hardware interrupt of the network card is within the range of 0 to 7, e.g. located on the master PIC. In that case the bootrom was unable to de-initialize itself, and therefore had to remain in memory (hence the decreased base memory size), and that caused the Linux net boot loader to fail because there was not enough base memory available to run the Linux kernel. Now, with a PS/2 mouse connected, the BIOS reserves hardware interrupt number 11 to the mouse. I guess that there are no other free high inter- rupts available anymore in that case on your system so the network card gets one of the lower interrupts, and the bootrom fails. But without a PS/2 mouse interrupt 11 remains free and can therefore be used for the network card. In that case the bug in the bootrom does not show up and everything works. You have two choices: 1.) Get netboot version 0.9.7 from the netboot home page or 2.) Make sure using the BIOS setup that the network card never gets a hardware interrupt in the 0 to 7 range gero. -- Gero Kuhlmann, gkminix, Germany Tollenbrink 18, 30659 Hannover email@example.com Groote Gracht 33, 26723 Emden firstname.lastname@example.org =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: Gero Kuhlmann <email@example.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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