On 12/30/1999 8:45 PM firstname.lastname@example.org David Gilbert wrote: >http://trooper.velocet.ca/~dgilbert/etherboot/work/etherboot-4.2/src-32/ >is the whole URL ... in there are things like eepro.rom I downloaded the eepro100.rom and floppyload.bin files from the above URL and did (as root): # cat floppyload.bin eepro100.rom > /dev/fd0 The code seems to load and run, and searches for the adapter (I don't have an eepro100 card, but clearly the driver code is executing here). Things to check: 1. Try a freshly formatted DOS diskette. I have had some floppies become unusable on occasion. Formatting them sometimes fixed them. 2. Try connecting a floppy directly to the workstation you're building on to avoid the possibility that during the copy process the file is corrupted by some over-zealous text conversion or 7-bit communication path bug. 2a. Try making a tar file of the two files and ftp'ing that (in binary mode) to the machine with the floppy drive. 3. Check your BIOS settings to make sure that memory isn't being shadowed or otherwise stepped on peculiarly. By the way, what kind of machine is this, and what version of what BIOS is it running? What kind of motherboard, how much RAM, etc. All these bits of information might be significant to someone on the list. 4. Check the phase of the moon, and your horoscope ;-) But keep going, we're eliminating possibilities rapaidly. Stay with it. 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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