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Re: netboot 0.9.3 intel pro/100 (# 80) fails..

> There is a work arround, by comment a few lines at "setup.s" file. It 
> works, more or less. You can find it at mailing list.

Netboot doesn't have a "setup.s" file.  There's a "setup.c" is
that what you mean?  I looked at the diff between 0.8.1 and 0.9.3
for setup.c but don't see anything which looks obvious to me
as causing the problem.

> Anyway, I got back to 0.8.1. version, and it works.

Oh.  I seem to remember some fix which was only in 0.9.3 about netboot
sometimes not working (race condition).  I'd rather run 0.9.3.

> Regards, and sorry for my english.

Your english is fine, I just can't find a "setup.s" in the netboot source.

Perhaps I'll try comparing the bootrom source between 0.8.1 and 0.9.3.

PS: I did find a thread on the mailing list about booting Intel
    cards from rom.  I'm booting off of floppy, not rom so that doesn't

> Michael Stein wrote:
> >I'm trying to upgrade netboot versions but I'm finding that 0.9.3 doesn't
> >get to the point of sending any packets on Intel Ethernet pro 100 cards.
> >I've tried more than two different machines (even different motherboards)
> >and they all stop after the message:
> >
> >Found packet driver at int 62, irq 0a
> >
> >Nothing happens after this.
> >
> >The previous version of netboot 0.8.1 will say it's sending out
> >packets after this.  What's interesting is that the
> >in both version has exactly the same md5 checksum.
> >
> >Is this a known problem?
> >
> >Any ideas?
> >
> >I'd like to switch to 0.9.3 and use the PXE support...
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