We've been going mad trying to get our new Asus MES-N + etherboot-4.2 prom diskless linux boxes to boot. If we insert a ps/2 mouse it won't boot, the BIOS claims the ethernet card is on the irq we select (i.e. 5,7,9,10 or similiar), but it seems to be conflicting with the mouse (usually at 12). We have tried a significant number of changes to try to get this to work. Any ideas if it's a hardware problem? Bios? Etherboot config? Or similiar? Basically what happens is: Etheretboot/32 version 4.2.5 for [RTL8139] Found SMC E210/10 at 0xA800, ROM address 0X0000000 Probing...[RTL8139]RTL8139 driver for etherboot-4.2 I/O A800 00:E):29:53:25:F8 Searching for server (DHCP)... My IP 22.214.171.124, Server IP 126.96.36.199, GW IP 188.8.131.52 Loading /tftpboot/lts/vmlinuz.rt8139 ... <sleep <sleep> ... Without the mouse all is good... Does etherboot assign an IRQ that somehow bios (before netboot) and linux (after netboot) can't see? Is it the fault of the bootable network card vendor? The motherboard bios? Something else? -- Bill Broadley firstname.lastname@example.org Mathematics, UC Davis =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: Bill Broadley <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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