Marty, I have the came Card, FA310TX REV-D2 with LC82169C on it. Thanks. Is there a netboot version you know works with it for the time being? -Dennis Marty Connor wrote: > On 6/19/2000 2:57 PM Dennis E. Arce email@example.com wrote: > >Well, I've been reading these threads all morning, and I can't find out > >if the FA310TX driver is currently working. > > It used to. I have been somewhat distracted by other priorities, and > haven't been able to give time to debugging this, but I should be able to > look at it soon. > > I have a working Netgear FA310TX REV-D2 card here. What REV code does > your card have? > > Also, my card has an LC82C169C chip on it. Which controller chip does > your card have? > > I need to build 4.6.2 to compare results with the version I have working > here. The problem could be in a number of places - the most likely being > a mismatch between the driver and the card; I suspect there might be a > different chip on your FA310TX than mine; it could also be a timing bug, > since some cards need more time than others to reset and become ready to > accept further commands. I'll have to look at the code to see what > changes there might be. > > >The specifics are: > >I'm trying to create an Etherboot disk to run a computer from my Linux > >server. I downloaded the most recent version of the etherboot package > >from http://etherboot.sourceforge.net, version 4.6.2. > >The NIC file specifies the lc82cl68 driver for my Netgear FA310TX nic. > >I'm using the command "make bin32/lc82cl68.lzfd0" to build the floppy on > >my Linux machine. The build goes well, and the PC boots, but the unit > >does not get an address from the server (there are other machines the do > >get the address), nor does the server get a request (I looked in the log > >file) > > Thanks for all of the detailed specific information. This will be of > great help in isolating and debugging the problem. > > >Here is the output: > >Loading ROM image.. > >ROM segment 0x8000 length 0x4000 reloc 0x9800 > >Boot from (N)etwork or (L)ocal? N > >Etherboot/32 version 4.6.2 (GPL) for [Tulip] > >Found Netgear FA310 TX @ 0xF800, ROM address 0x000000000 > >Probing...[Tulip] tulip_probe > >Tulip FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF @ ioaddr 0xF800 > >tulip_reset > > It appears the logic to retrieve the MAC address is broken. This is done > early in the process, since the DCHP/Bootp broadcast must have this > address in it so that card will know the reply is for it. > > >Any help?? If it's not working, I just assume use a different NIC, any > >suggestions on a current cheap NIC that etherboot is supporting? > > You might have better success with an RTL8139 based card. They are > relatively inexpensive, and seem to work reasonably well (at least I > haven't heard too many problems). I appreciate your help in making the > FA310TX card work, however, since they seem to be popular, and I enjoy > supporting as many PCI based-cards as possible. > > >Thanks in advance > > Happy to help. > > 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: firstname.lastname@example.org > Web: http://www.thinguin.org/ > > =========================================================================== > This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: > Marty Connor <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. =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: "Dennis E. Arce" <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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