>Hi, > I tried the new 4.2.11 version of the etherboot code, but I didnt >succeeded with the code for the rtl8139 chipset: If I boot the code with a >ps2-mouse connected, it gets its dhcp/bootp information correctly, then >the information: "getting bootfile" is printed, but then only "<sleep>" >appears on the monitor :-( I tested it with two different types of cards: >Longshine and LanTech ... >With a normal serial mouse everything works fine. > >Ony suggestions/ideas ? What could I do? >Try this experiment: > >Leave the PS/2 mouse connected but tell the BIOS there is no mouse. If >you can. See if it shows the problem. In all cases I use a newer AWARD bios (4.51), there is no chance to disable the mouse... >This experiment to see if the BIOS is doing something special in the >presence of a mouse. I suspect it's loading some code or data at the >top of 640k, which would upset Etherboot's stack. I'm still a little confused, how the improvement came from out of version 4.2.9 to 4.2.10 and why it isn't able to tftp ... >It may be possible to tell the BIOS there is no PS/2 mouse and have Linux >still use the mouse because Linux uses it's own detection method. I >think the mouse is used in the BIOS setup menus, but you can navigate >those menus just as easily with cursor keys. Awards bios is textonly, so I would say the bios shouldnt need the mouse for startup. Thanks, I will order serial mouses at the moment :-)) Ciao, Dirk =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: Dirk von Suchodoletz <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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